The launch of the document “Building Interreligious Solidarity in Our Wounded World. The Way of Common Formation” will take place on 28 July, during the Interreligious Studies course at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, and will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
The Way of Common Formation
An online conference, “The Future of Interfaith Dialogue,” held 7-8 December 2021, discussed principles for common formation as a vital element for the future of interfaith dialogue.
The purpose of this booklet is both to share some of the key insights and learnings from the conference and to prompt further interest in and discussion of common formation among a range of faith communities and interreligious organizations. Topics covered include; Transformational Formation: Five Fundamental Principles, Ten Practical Pointers for Initiatives of Common Formation, and a Directory of Groups and Organizations Offering Learning Opportunities in the Area of Common Formation.
Specs: 16 pages; A5 size; PDF; 4-colour cover
Rights: World, all languages
The launch of the booklet will take place in the format of a panel conversation with: Rev. Dr Kuzipa Nalwamba, WCC programme director for Unity, Mission and Ecumenical Formation; Dr Clare Amos, theologian at the Church of England Diocese of Europe and coordinator of the drafting team for this booklet; Dr Zainal Abidin Bagir, director of the Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies; and Rabbi Margo Hughes-Robinson, participant in the Bossey Interreligious Studies course.
The panel will be moderated by Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, academic dean at the Ecumenical Institute and interim coordinator of WCC’s Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation programme. She points out: “Where people from different faith traditions come together to learn with and from the other, interreligious solidarity is not just a word, but becomes lived experience and profound commitment. I look forward to the engaging conversation at the launch of the new document.”
Join the launch on 28 July at 14:00 – 14:45 Central European Summer Time.