World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

You are here: Home / What we do / Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect

Strengthening inter-religious trust and respect

The WCC 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

Photo: Ivars Kupcis/WCC

The WCC 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.

See also:

Christian self-understanding amid many religions

Current Dialogue Magazine

Related Events

Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

18 - 29 September 2019 Republic of Korea

Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following its 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Related News

Worshipping safely: UN, faith communities unite to prevent violence

Worshipping safely: UN, faith communities unite to prevent violence

In an era in which places of worship have become, too often, targets for violence, United Nations officials and religious leaders gathered in New York City on 19 September to talk over plans for preventing attacks against people of faith.

In Korea, young ‘stewards of hope’ forge ahead together

In Korea, young ‘stewards of hope’ forge ahead together

As the Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity opened at the Yonsei University Chapel in South Korea on 18 September, participants were already learning to live into the theme “Stewards of Hope, Seekers of Harmony.” For the first time, the training includes not only young people from Asia but from across the world, and is being co-coordinated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Programme for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, the Council for World Mission, and youth representatives from the ecumenical movement.

WCC in discussions at UN side event on historic document signed by Pope Francis in United Arab Emirates

WCC in discussions at UN side event on historic document signed by Pope Francis in United Arab Emirates

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is currently working on learning from its member churches and other partners about the realities around the world of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia, WCC director of international affairs Peter Prove has told a gathering at the United Nations in Geneva. Prove, director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Prove was speaking on 17 September at a side event during the 42nd UN Human Rights Council from 9 - 27 September at the Palais des Nations.

Related Documents

Witnessing Together in Solidarity and Respect for the Human Dignity

This year, WCC addresses racism as the thematic focus of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP)- this is expressed in the design of pilgrim team visits, the WCC commitment to human rights; work on migration, racial discrimination and statelessness; work with Indigenous Peoples; and cooperation with the United Nations.

“A gap to be bridged, An Investment to be made.”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) was represented at a panel discussion at the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan on 2-3 May.Rev Dr Peniel Rufus Rajkumar, WCC programme coordinator for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, was part of a panel entitled “A gap to be bridged, An Investment to be made.”

YATRA 2019 Flyer

Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea.