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10th World Assembly

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The accreditation for this event was completed in 2019.

The Program

Please find the detailed program of the 10th World Assembly available for download.

Download the complete program as a PDF here.

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Location: Lindau, Germany

Lindau dates back to the 9th century. The beautiful historical city center is still well preserved. Lindau and Lake Constance are located in the heart of Europe and are surrounded by nature. They offer an ideal place for the world assembly. Lake Constance connects the three countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The city of Lindau is an island in the lake and therefore a peaceful and "neutral" zone. Lindau has become well known for hosting the annual international Nobel Laureate meetings.

The island of Lindau is home to the medieval Bavarian city and is a central tourist destination. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Lake Constance and is home to several famous sights, including the harbor entrance, which is marked by a large lion and a lighthouse. Outside the tourist season, Lindau has almost 25,000 inhabitants.

Lake Constance: International Waters

At close to 540 square kilometers, Lake Constance is the largest lake in Germany and one of the largest in Central Europe. 173 kilometers of Lake Constance’s shores are within Germany; 28 kilometers are in Austria and the final 72 kilometers are in Switzerland. The lake’s German shore predominantly lies in Baden-Württemberg, while only 18 kilometers are located in Bavaria, more precisely in the district of Lindau, Swabia.

At its broadest point, Lake Constance measures 14 kilometers across and reaches 254 meters deep. Lindau is one of the lake’s eleven islands.

The Value of Experience: Let’s Talk

The ‘Inselhalle’ in Lindau is newly renovated, updated and was generously expanded in 2018. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers flexible room arrangement opportunities. The ‘Inselhalle’ is conveniently located centrally on the island of Lindau. A multi-storey car park and other conference venues such as the ‘Gewölbesaal’, ‘Altes Rathaus’ and two churches, are immediately adjacent and can be easily reached on foot.

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Meet the public

All attendees were cordially invited to make active contact with the local population and enter into dialogue. In this way, the idea of the 10th World Assembly could be carried into the world.

All events where the attendees and Lindau residents could join in activities together can be found on this page.

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Events app

The mobile app for smartphones accompanied the participants during the 10th World Assembly and provided them with all the latest information.

With the app, participants found all the helpful information they needed, such as their personal program schedule, locations, shuttle service information, real-time push notifications and much more.

The app was only accessible for attendees of the Assembly with their personal access link.

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Key Topics

The delegates of the 10th World Assembly dealt with the following topics: Potential – Effective action, together against radicalization and escalation; Climate change – an existential issue; Religions as “Trustees of Knowledge” against Fake News.

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Facts and Figures

What is Religions for Peace? Where is Religions for Peace located? Who is behind it and what goals does Religions for Peace pursue? What are the World Assemblies, how often do they take place and who is invited to them. Everything you want to know about the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace can be found here.

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Women’s Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, representatives of the world religions met for the Religions for Peace women preliminary assembly. This event offered a crucial platform for reflection, discussion and mobilization with regard to the role of women in interfaith cooperation.

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Youth Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, around 100 leading youth representatives of the religions from six regional networks met for the youth pre-assembly. Young people are an essential part of the Religions for Peace network. They bring energy, innovation and ingenuity to the movement.

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Stories

50 years ago, representatives of various denominations founded Religions for Peace. Their goal: to create peace across all confessional borders. A look back shows how much the challenges have changed since then.