“Negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons”. Do it “in 2017”. Make sure the negotiations are “open to all states” and include civil society. These are key points in a much-disputed report adopted last week by a United Nations working group of more than 100 countries meeting in Geneva.
Interreligious trust and respect has proven a key challenge in communities worldwide, not least in contexts where the need for successful peacebuilding is dire. Therefore, 11 August marked an important day in the history of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland, as it saw the first students receive their CAS in Interreligious Studies diplomas. In connection with that same ceremony, Bossey professor Rev. Fr Dr Lawrence Iwuamadi was awarded the annual “Inter-knowing Prize” by the Muslim non-profit organization the Inter-knowing Foundation. Behind the award is Lawrence’s positive and sincere commitment to interreligious and inter-human dialogue.
Seventeen students completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Interreligious Studies in August at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey. The six-week course, credited by the University of Geneva, is evenly split between distance learning and a residential experience.
22 August - 02 September 2016 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management
27 - 31 August 2016 WCC Indigenous Spirituality and Theology Consultation
01 September - 04 October 2016 Time for Creation
18 - 24 September 2016 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel
21 September 2016 International Day of Prayer for Peace
30 September - 02 October 2016 70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey
01 - 06 October 2016 Youth Engagement in Social Justice in Latin America