A conference scheduled for 6-10 December at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey will explore “The Future of Interfaith Dialogue”.
The fruit of the conference will be development of “10 Principles for Common Formation” as a vital element for the future of interfaith dialogue. These principles—which will be explored via panel discussion—will be founded on the idea that the future of interfaith dialogue is best accomplished by encouraging common formation in which people, especially young people, of different faiths learn together with a common goal, and in the course of the learning discover more about each other.
Participants from different religions will present an interreligious perspective from nations such as Nigeria, Egypt and many others, and there will be opportunities for prayer in different religious traditions. The concept of “scriptural reasoning” will be covered by recognized experts in that field.
Those gathered will also be informally discussing the interreligious aspects of the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2022.