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10th World Assembly

/ For the Public

How the citizens of Lindau were involved.

The public was invited to actively participate in the World Assembly. Events were broadcast live as video, for example, and are retroactively available here as video.

Ring for Peace Ceremony

The Ring for Peace, the wooden sculpture, was inaugurated with a special ceremony on Lindau Island. The public was invited to participate in the ceremony. Many came to listen to the speeches and blessings of the religious representatives and to participate in the multi-faith prayers. Also present was UN High Commissioner Miguel Angel Moratinos, who personally presented the “Memorandum for the Protection of Religious Sites” at the United Nations in New York. The Ring for Peace is intended to remind all who come to admire the sculpture that sacred sites around the world must be protected.

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Market of Possibilities - The Agora

At the Agora, organizations and institutions that reflect the conference theme in their work presented themselves. The Agora served as a meeting place and for interaction between exhibitors, delegates of the World Assembly and interested citizens.

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The long Table between the Churches

Everybody was invited, regardless of their faith, all with an interest in the dialogue between religions and cultures. Between the churches there was a long row of tables, laden with regional food and international dishes, with tables to the left and right where Lindauers and hundreds of guests enjoyed the food and deep conversations together.

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Ecumenical Morning Prayers

Time to pause, recharge your energies, and to be inspired. During the congress week several ecumenical services were offered. The Lindau parishes cordially invited all those interested to participate.

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Impulses through Lightning Talks

The Lightning Talks were inspiring conversations in which personal stories were presented and exemplary ideas in the areas of religion, spirituality and peace were demonstrated. In a sequence of seven talks, each lasting about 12 minutes, seven religious representatives from around the world share their personal, moving experiences as well as stories and ideas on their way to building a more peaceful society.

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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.