3rd World Scout Inter-religious Symposium Report
The 3rd World Scout Inter-religious Symposium was organised at Hotel Africana, Kampala (Uganda) from the 21st to 25th October 2009. There were over 80 participants from 30 countries belonging to 12 different faiths and beliefs: namely Baha’i, Buddhist, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox, Protestant, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Native African, Sikh and Won-Buddhist.
The theme of the Symposium was ‘Solidarity, Reflection and Celebration’ and the flow of programme was planned according to the themes.
Reflecting on the experience of being in Uganda and on our religious traditions
Celebrating being brothers and sisters
An innovative approach for inter-religious dialogue using the Scout Method was successfully piloted during the event. All participants were engaged in an active learning process and the Symposium programme commenced with a shared experience for participants who were grouped in small teams of mixed faiths.