Vatican: PCID and WCC to draw up document on Education for Peace


An article from Vatican Radio

Educating for peace is the theme of a proposed joint document to be drawn up by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches’ Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation.

The proposal was the main subject under discussion at a meeting of staff members of the Pontifical Council and colleagues from the WCC office this week. During the encounter in the Vatican on Monday and Tuesday, participants also discussed recent and future activities, underlining the urgency of interfaith dialogue “in today’s global context”.

Below please find the full statement:

The staff-members of the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation (IRDC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) as well as their colleagues from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), held their annual meeting at the PCID Offices on 30th-31st January 2017.

Both the delegations expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to meet a few days after the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. They gave thanks to God for their friendship and fruitful cooperation in promoting constructive relations with individuals and communities belonging to other religious traditions.

The principle agenda of the meeting was to discuss and to deliberate upon a proposed joint document on Education for Peace, following similar joint projects in the past.

It was followed by the exchange of news and views on their respective activities over the past year and planned activities.

Both the PCID and the IRDC agreed to continue their collaboration, in particular, the work relating to the joint document on Education for Peace, given the urgency of the matter in today’s global context.

(Thank you to the Newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education for bringing this article to our attention.)

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