28 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.

Monday, 25 June 2018, 9h00 to 18h00

Enhancing Equal Citizenship Rights while Celebrating Diversity and Multiculturalism
Converging, Sharing and Working Together

Room XVI Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

WCC-Geneva Centre joint press conference of 5 June 2018: 
First “World Conference on Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights

For the public:

More information will be published for the press conference on 5 June 2018.

For media:

Press conference at the Ecumenical Centre 5 June 2018
to present the programme.

Media accreditation will open on 29 May 2018. Media accreditation for 5 June, please respond by email to media@wcc-coe.org at the latest 4 June.

Media accreditation for the events of 25 June will open on June 2018, accreditation: media@gchragd.org.

More information online: http://gchragd.org/en

Contact: media@gchragd.org

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, an organization with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, is a think tank dedicated to the promotion of human rights through cross-cultural, religious and civilizational dialogue between the Global North and Global South, and through training of the upcoming generations of stakeholders in the Arab region. The Centre works towards a value-driven human rights system building bridges and convergences between different narratives across the world’s civilizations, steering clear of politicization. Its aim is to act as a platform for dialogue between a variety of stakeholders involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity. The WCC brings together 350 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches.


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