There's Value In Diversity, Say Young People From Three Faiths

August 12, 2009

Author: Emma Halgren

Source: Worldwide Faith News

Religious diversity is an unavoidable reality today – and an
opportunity, according to the participants of an interfaith
seminar held in July at the World Council of Churches (WCC)
Ecumenical Institute at Bossey outside Geneva, Switzerland.

The three-week course, which had the theme "Building an
Interfaith Community", was attended by young Christians, Jews and
Muslims from all over the world.

Students heard presentations on Christianity, Islam and Judaism,
and on the contributions of each of the religions to peacemaking.
Daily morning prayers were prepared alternately by the Christian,
Jewish and Muslim participants, and the group attended services
in a church, synagogue and mosque in Geneva.