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Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect

This project attempts to strengthen inter-religious trust and respect through bilateral and multilateral dialogues, regional and cross-cultural encounters on topics like religion and violence, perceptions of "the other", and the search for identity in pluralistic societies.
Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect

Water for Peace Ceremony with inter-religious guests at the WCC 10th Assembly

This project attempts to strengthen inter-religious trust and respect through bilateral and multilateral dialogues, regional and cross-cultural encounters on topics like religion and violence, perceptions of "the other", and the search for identity in pluralistic societies.

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Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

29 May - 11 June 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia

This training programme contributes to the continuing ecumenical formation of young Christian leaders from Asian churches for inter-religious engagement. The choice of name, YATRA (which is a common term for pilgrimage in many Indo-Asian religions and languages), is intended to reflect the idea of pilgrimage.

CAS in Interreligious Studies

CAS in Interreligious Studies

25 July - 12 August 2016 Bossey, Switzerland

"What can we, as people of faith, do to respond and to overcome the pressing challenges of our time, such as violence and conflict, and build together mutually accountable societies based on respect and cooperation?" This is the question up to 30 young adults from around the world are to explore during a study course at the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in Bossey.

Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence

Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence

18 - 22 August 2016 Cairo, Egypt

Young people are very much affected by the violence and tensions along religious lines that we are witnessing today in the Middle East but also in Europe, Asia, North America. The seminar is an interfaith initiative jointly organized by the Egyptian Muslim Centre Al Azhar (mosque and university), and the WCC.

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