Author: IMAM YAHYA PALLAVICINI, PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY OF ITALY (COREIS) & ICESCO AMBASSADOR FOR DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILIZATIONS

Imam Yahya Pallavicini is President of the Italian Islamic Religious Community (COREIS), one of the main organizations of institutional representation of the Islamic religion in Italy, with a vocation for theological training, ecumenism, and intercultural education. In his capacity as President of COREIS, Imam Yahya Pallavicini served as an advisor to the Ministry of the Interior and as a member of the Italian Government Council for Italian Islam. Moreover, he partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in cultural exchange initiatives between Italy and the Muslim world. Among his international assignments, Imam Yahya Pallavicini is Ambassador for Dialogue between Civilizations of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), headquartered in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco; Member of the Executive Board of the World Muslim Communities Council (WMCC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Vice President of the Muslim Jewish Leaders Council (MJLC). Imam Yahya Pallavicini has been among the 50 Muslim scholars who participated in the first conference on Wasatiyyah, the doctrine of Islamic moderation, held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Indonesia, and among the 138 Muslim scholars to endorse the initiative “A Common Word”, launched by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Moreover, he was engaged in the drafting of the “Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent and Counter Incitement to Violence”, promoted by the United Nations and KAICIID. Imam Yahya Pallavicini has lectured on Islamic studies, interreligious dialogue, and the prevention of radicalism, at Italian and international universities, think tanks, and research institutes, including the NATO Defense College. He addressed as speaker the G20 Interfaith Forum 2021 held in Bologna, Italy.