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Conference on 'Promoting Peace Together' and launch of document 'Education for Peace'

Conference on 'Promoting Peace Together' and launch of document 'Education for Peace'

Photo: Ivars Kupcis/WCC

17 May 2019

A conference on “Promoting Peace Together” and the launch of the document “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective

At the Ecumenical Centre,
Geneva, 21 May 2019

In continuation of their fraternal joint co-operation, the World Council of Churches (WCC) with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) are organising a conference on “Promoting Peace Together”, at the Ecumenical Centre, in Geneva, on 21 May 2019. The participants will include representatives of International Organisations as well as the Diplomatic Corps present in Geneva. This conference will focus on two documents related to peace-making:

  • Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together co-signed by Pope Francis and by Dr Ahmad Al Tayyib, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on 4 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
  • Education for Peace, in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective, prepared jointly by PCID and WCC, which will be officially launched at the end of the conference.

The collaboration between the PCID and the Office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), began in 1977. In their collaborative engagement, both Offices have so far worked on several common interreligious projects, namely, Interreligious Prayer (1994); Reflection on Interreligious Marriage (1997) and Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct (2011).

This event marks an important milestone in the continuing joint efforts of the WCC and the PCID aimed at strengthening ecumenical relationships through the fostering of interreligious dialogue.

Event details: Conference on ‘Promoting Peace Together’ Promoting Human Fraternity and Harmonious Co-existence through Dialogue

Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect