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Press Release of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, 11.01.2019

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Annual Meeting PCID-WCC

(Rome 10-11 January 2019)

The Staff-members of both the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation (IRDC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met together for their annual meeting at the PCID premises on 10-11 January 2019.

As is their wont, they exchanged news and views on various activities undertaken by the respective offices in the last year and mutually shared the planned programs in the current year.

An important aspect of the meeting was an update on the document titled Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World, the latest joint-project between the two offices, and brainstorming and mapping out a plan for a future joint- project.

Both the offices, which have been in collaborative engagement since 1977, have realized, so far, some common interreligious projects, namely, Interreligious Prayer (1994); Reflection on Interreligious Marriage (1997) and Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct (2011).

Expressing happiness over the increasing mutual collaboration between the two offices over the years, both the delegations reiterated their desire to continue their common engagement, ecumenically, in the service of interreligious dialogue.