WOSM and KAICIID organise training on Interreligious Dialogue
25. Februari 2014 - 14:24
Forty Scout leaders from diverse parts of the world gathered in Vienna (Austria), from 20 to 24 February 2014 for an inter-religious dialogue event organised by the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Experts from both organizations shared knowledge and trained participants in inter-religious dialogue and its integration into Scout programmes. This workshop is the first result of the partnership between KAICIID and WOSM.
KAICIID Deputy Secretary General, Claudia Bandion-Ortner said: “For over a century, the Scout Movement has been instrumental in bringing young people from different cultures and religions together through shared activities and programmes. Through our cooperation, KAICIID and WOSM are working to strengthen the role of inter-religious dialogue in the Scout Movement.”
The participants had the opportunity to learn more about inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, to showcase related Scout projects and to discuss future actions and further cooperation. They engaged in deep discussions on Scouting principles, Duty to God and Spiritual and Religious Development. Besides training, the event was a good think tank for future work in the area of Scouting Development.
WOSM and KAICIID will continue to work together in this important area. Some action steps has been identified to support the work that is ongoing at national, regional and world level. One of the main actions will be the involvement of KAICIID in the Global Development Village (GDV) during the upcoming World Scout Events.