Topic 3 Steps towards effective cooperation

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‘Multicultural Cyprus’

Do you know any other cases of multicultural countries?

Why is cooperation between different religious communities important in multicultural environments?

Why is interreligious cooperation important? Because it contributes to combat conflict and reach peace.

Examples in the 21st century when interreligious dialogue brought the humanity one step closer to religious peace:

1.May 2022- Conference on “Inter-religious dialogue on religion and peace, religion and human rights” Under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

2.February 2022- World Interfaith Harmony Week organised by the United Religious Initiative with the intent of promoting harmony among people irrespective of their faith. This initiative is based on the purpose of promoting "Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor.“

3.December 2021- World Council of Churches Conference - “The Future of Interfaith Dialogue”

4.Universal Peace Federation, a global network of peacebuilders, promotes events globally, trying to bring together communities for inter-religious dialogue.

Religious-based conflict is a global issue. Here are some examples of organisations and good practices to promote interreligious communication: