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Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

Interreligious dialogue and cooperation provided the basis of talks on 30 September and 1 October 2016 addressing the theme “Towards an Integrated World,” a series of high-level discussions among the Muslim Council of Elders led by the Grand-Imam of Al-Azhar, based in Cairo, and representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC), its member churches and ecumenical partners including the Lutheran World Federation.

WCC welcomes Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

 WCC welcomes Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

“Towards an Integrated World” is the theme of an opportunity for Muslim-Christian dialogue that unfolded during the visit of religious leaders from Egypt to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva and the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland on 30 September and 1 October 2016.

Fellowship in focus, as Ecumenical Institute in Bossey marks 70 years

Fellowship in focus, as Ecumenical Institute in Bossey marks 70 years

As the Bossey Ecumenical Institute marks 70 years of ecumenical formation, hundreds of current and former students, professors, partners and friends have gathered at the Château du Bossey for days highlighting the work of the institute and the role it has had and continues to play in the ecumenical movement.

Events

01 September - 04 October 2016 Time for Creation

30 September - 02 October 2016 70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey

03 October 2016 Lecture: Women of Power

05 October 2016 World Mental Health Day

09 - 16 October 2016 Churches’ Week of Action on Food

03 - 04 November 2016 European Reformation Roadmap launch