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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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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.

70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey

70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey

30 September - 02 October 2016 Bossey, Switzerland

The WCC's Ecumenical Institute at Bossey will host a series of events to celebrate seventy years of ecumenical formation, including prayers, guided tours, an evening concert, as well as discussion on “Peace-Building and the Role of Religions” with representatives from the United Nations, the Swiss government, the Swiss Council of Religions and WCC member churches.

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