Pontifical Council, WCC develop joint text on education for peace


An article from the World Council of Churches (reprinted as non-commercial use)

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) of the Vatican and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met in Geneva from 16-18 April for their annual meeting. Staff from the two offices united in prayer, fellowship and joint work on a document titled “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World”.

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Question for this article:

Where is peace education taking place?

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The PCID delegation also met with Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary. Expressing his delight at the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the WCC on the occasion of WCC’s 70th anniversary, Tveit emphasized that the papal visit would be both a testimony of hope as well as an opportunity for further ecumenical collaboration in the service of our common humanity.

The PCID delegation also acknowledged with gratitude the friendship and collaboration they experienced during the tenure of Dr Clare Amos, who retired recently from the WCC.

Both delegations agreed to continue their close collaboration in fostering interreligious dialogue ecumenically.