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Ignorant attitudes became clear, for instance, in an article in which journalist Hille Karm tied homosexuality to two negative phenomena: commercial sex and the decadency of society.
Under the initiative of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the international conference will underline the importance of religion in human societies; contemplate the success and failures of past experiences of dialogue among different faiths and cultures in order to enhance their positive aspects; co-ordinate different efforts at the international level to counteract emerging challenges arising from negative behaviours which are incompatible with human nature and universal human values; strengthen moral values and social practices against licentiousness and anarchy, moral decadency and the disintegration of the family; and resist tendencies which cause conflicts between cultures and nations.