Wealth and Poverty in Judaism, Christianity & Islam
Building an interfaith community, Bossey, 27 July to 14 August 2015
This 3 week residential course is designed to enable participants to encounter each other in mutual respect, to learn together, and to challenge and overcome stereotypes. While fully respecting and affirming each particular faith identity, the overall question to be explored is: What can we, as people of faith, do to respond and to overcome, the pressing challenges of our time as violence and conflict and build together mutually accountable societies based on respect and cooperation?
The participants will learn from each other through shared experiences, life in community, and academic work and to have been prepared to make a future positive contribution to interreligious engagement in their own contexts. The structure of the program is as follows:
Lectures, panels and workshops
This seminar is co-organised by the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, the WCC Programme on Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation, the Inter-knowing Foundation (Muslim) and the Racines et Sources Foundation (Jewish). It will involve programme executives from various WCC focus areas, (i.e. inter-religious dialogue, economic justice, women, etc.) giving short-term lectures during the seminar.
The course will be led by Prof. Lawrence Iwuamadi with Dr. Clare Amos, Ms Anu Talvivaara and colleagues from the Jewish and Muslim partner institutions.