Sunday, November 13, 2005

Religious identities : For better or for worse?
An interreligious encounter in Geneva

This weekend I am in Geneva, attending this event which has brought together over 100 young adult leaders. It is very clear that the younger generation processes interfaith questions very differently from my generation. They, for the most part, do not grow up in mono-religious environments in which most of us grew up. Their faith-formation happens in contexts of religious plurality.

As a basis for their discussions on religious identity, they used an excellent document put together by some of my colleagues, entitled "Fortresses into Well-springs: Soothing the Thirst for Spirituality, Affirming Human Dignity." Tonight (Sunday night) at a grand interfaith celebration at St. Pierre's Cathedral in Geneva, the young adults affirmed the "Common Commitment" at the bottom of the document.

You can read the document here:


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