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Online survey on interfaith education launched, first findings to be presented at WCC's 9th Assembly

10 November 2005

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More and more, learning about, from and with peoples of other faiths is being recognized as a vital aspect of education in faith communities and in state education systems. A web-based survey on interfaith education has just gone online to discover examples of good practice across the world.

The Education and Ecumenical Formation programme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Hartford Seminary, USA have launched an interactive survey on interfaith education to catalogue such endeavours currently taking place in communities around the world.

The survey is available at

www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi

Resource material using good examples revealed by the survey will be produced in due course. It will assist educators in faith communities and education systems to develop interfaith education appropriate to their contexts.

The survey is part of the larger Interfaith EducationProject (IEP) being sponsored by the two organizations. The project aims to take seriously the diversity of religious faith and practice to build positive understanding and attitudes.

Project coordinator Christy Lohr says: "This survey provides a means for individuals from around the world to be involved and provide input on ways to shape future resources to support educational outreach."

The initial findings of the survey will be presented and discussed at a Mutirão workshop during the WCC's 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre next February.

To participate in the process, log on to

www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi

Contact: Christy Lohr christylohr@gmail.com

For more information, go to

www.hartsem.edu/events/news_HSWCCprogram.htm

WCC's Education and Ecumenical Formation programme:

wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/education/index-e.html