This week (June 7-9, 2005) an interfaith gathering sponsored by the World Council of Churches is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. More than hundred participants of diverse faiths and traditions, including academics, religious scholars, humanitarian workers, activists and journalists are expected to attend. The goals of the conference are to:
- assess what has been achieved and attempted in interreligious co-operation and dialogue;
- facilitate a bridge-building conversation between those who tend to focus on interreligious dialogue and those who concentrate on cooperative efforts on social justice issues despite religious differences; and
- identify creative ways and means, priorities and opportunities for future work in interreligious relations and dialogue.
More information about the conference, including the program, invited participants and transcripts of speeches and background materials are available on the WCC website.