WCC, Hartford Seminary Launch Online Survey on Interfaith Education

November 10, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release


On November 10, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "More and more, learning about, from and with peoples of other faiths is being recognized as a vital aspect of education in faith communities and in state education systems. A web-based survey on interfaith education has just gone online to discover examples of good practice across the world. The Education and Ecumenical Formation programme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Hartford Seminary, USA have launched an interactive survey on interfaith education to catalogue such endeavours currently taking place in communities around the world. The survey is available at http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB224NRA5G9EM. Resource material using good examples revealed by the survey will be produced in due course. It will assist educators in faith communities and education systems to develop interfaith education appropriate to their contexts. The survey is part of the larger Interfaith Education Project (IEP) being sponsored by the two organizations. The project aims to take seriously the diversity of religious faith and practice to build positive understanding and attitudes."