- First Inter-religious Dialogue (Como, 12/12/18)
The inter-religious dialogues are an important component of TandEM, and despite they will officially start early next year in all partner countries (Spain, Italy, Croatia and Malta), last December 12th a first seminar was held in Italy! Topics and organization of the seminars will vary according to the countries, still with the common purpose of encouraging reflection, discussion and understanding of young people towards dialogue between different religions and cultures. This, with the support of professors and representatives of various confessions.
COREIS (Italian Islamic Religious Community), leader in organizing the dialogues in Italy, held the 12/12/18 meeting at the University of Insubria in Como, also thanks to the participation of Prof. Alessandro Ferrari, who kindly hosted the dialogue during the normal schedule of his lessons. Topics debated included religious freedom, security issues and a comparison between Eastern and Western conception of family. The seminar has seen two main moments: a plenary discussion between Islamic, Catholic and Jewish representatives, and a workshop for students and young facilitators belonging to organizations related to the three confessions. Panelists have included: Don Andrea Messaggi (Pastoral Office), Imam Hamid Abd al-Qadir Distefano (COREIS), Rav David Sciunnach (Jewish Community of Milan), Paolo Bustaffa (Tavola Interfedi), Roberto Bona (Legal Observatory for Migrants’ Rights) and Prof. José Luis Llaquet (Professor of Canon Law).
An important occasion for students that were able to share opinions and ideas!