29 May 2018, GENEVA – The first World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” will be held on 25 June 2018 under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. It will mark a new conceptual departure towards expanding the boundaries of the convergence of values, which bring the world of religions and faiths together.

While celebrating diversity and multiculturalism, the conference will aim at promoting equal citizenship rights, which together with global citizenship is another name for peace. This initiative is a contribution to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights.



5 June 2018, 14:00 – 14:45 CET



Ecumenical Centre, 150 Route de Ferney, Geneva.



  • Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue;
  • Reverend Dr. Peniel Rajkumar, WCC Programme Executive - Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation.

The debate will be moderated by Ms. Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Director of Communication



To confirm your participation, please send an email to info@gchragd.org



A one-on-one interview with Ambassador Jazairy and Reverend Dr. Rajkumar can be organized at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. 

Interviews can be done in English, Arabic and French.  

If interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send an email to either media@wcc-coe.org and/or media@gchragd.org



The Press Conference will be livestreamed, in the original languages of the speakers, at www.youtube.com/worldcouncilofchurches/live

Download the latest version of the World Conference draft agenda at: DRAFT AGENDA R6.pdf

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