Almanac of Cyclical IRD Events
The Almanac of Cyclical Interreligious Dialogue Events is an online planning and knowledge tool showcasing regular interreligious dialogue events held by organizations around the world, some of which also give international awards in interreligious dialogue. To find an event, organization or see what is happening in any given cycle, use the interactive sundial below or the search critieria further down.
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International Media Awards
The world congress attracts journalists, publishers, professors of communication and other media professionals in the religious and secular media. The congress is for them thus naturally the first place of formation, evaluation, networking and betterment of their profession in the light of solid human values. It honours outstanding media professionals, publications and institutions throughout the world through various journalism awards. Several of these international awards are organised with partners specialized in the field.
The Assembly is the “supreme legislative body” of the WCC, and meets every eight years. The formal purpose of the Assembly is to review programmes and determine the overall policies of the WCC, as well as to elect presidents and appoint a Central Committee which serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly. Alongside the committee work and business sessions for the delegates, assemblies are also times of celebration and sharing for the many thousands of other visitors at the event.
The theme of the 11th Assembly is “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.
The Baku Process for the promotion of intercultural dialogue was initiated in 2008 by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue of the Baku Process is an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals and groups with different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and heritage living on different continents, on the basis of mutual understanding and respect. The title of the 2019 Forum was “Building Dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality and violent conflict”.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of all the world’s religions, faiths and beliefs. It seeks to do this by promoting their common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor”. Its message invites everyone, excludes no one, and is purely voluntary.
From 1 – 7 February of each year, the World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform for interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill to show the world the thousands of events they organized and which often go unnoticed. During the Harmony Week those groups are given the opportunity to become aware of each other, seeing others efforts and building ties.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree was hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. These three distinct cultures joined together to host the world Scouting community in a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship. A world Scout jamboree invites youths to surround themselves in the cultures of the world by joining new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond their homes—and beyond the boundaries of host countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime.
The 25th World Scout Jamboree will be held from 1 to 12 August in 2023 in Saemangeum, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea
The Global Interfaith Wash Alliance (GIWA) was launched during the 2013 United Nations General Assembly Meetings at UNICEF Headquarters
in New York under sponsorship of USAID and the Government of the Netherlands. GIWA’s vision is a watersecure
world in which universal access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene will
be achieved by inspiring and equipping leaders to collaborate across faiths, nations, and populations for the
health and well-being of all. From its Worship for WASH Summits to large-scale public events and beyond, leaders and communities join forces, and hands, to save lives to bring about a healthier, happier, more peaceful world.The last Worship for WASH Interfaith Summit was held in August 2016 in Ladakh. The “Worship for WASH” GIWA-UNICEF Ladakh Summit initiated a dialogue on critical issues of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health), specifically in the Ladakh region. The Summit discussed the inter-linkage of multiple issues of inequity, lack of access and other related issues in the region, with special focus on minority populations. (Source: https://washalliance.org/an-inspirational-worship-for-wash-summit-brings-together-faith-leaders-in-ladakh-day-1/).