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Interfaith Council Annual Meeting: Moving the Ethics Education for Children Agenda Forward

As in previous years, the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children held its annual meeting to help strategize and provide recommendations for the next period. This time, the meeting took place from 10 to 14 August 2017 in Coimbatore, India where the headquarters of Shanti Ashram, a long-time partner of Arigatou International Geneva, is located.

At the meeting, members of the Interfaith Council had the opportunity to review achievements and challenges of Arigatou International Geneva during the last year, reflect on relevant topics regarding Ethics Education for Children, and exchange views on the strategic plan for the next three years, providing technical recommendations as well as rationale-related inputs.

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Interfaith Council on Ethics Education strengthening its commitment to interfaith learning

Every year, the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children holds a three-day meeting to strategize, provide recommendations, and help set priorities for the coming period. This time, the annual meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa from 12 to 14 August 2016.

During the discussions, members of the Interfaith Council had the opportunity to assess the main achievements of Arigatou International Geneva and provide recommendations to Ethics Education for Children. The recommendations included finding synergies with other Arigatou International initiatives in the prevention of violent extremism through education, working more closely with religious communities and faith-based organizations to promote interfaith learning with children and youth, and acting collaboratively with families in nurturing values in their children.

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Intergenerational Dialogue on Global Citizenship: Enhancing Youth Participation in India

“Our responsibility should be to help raising the voices of young people, for their narrative to become the one that changes the world today” said Mrs. María Lucía Uribe, Director of Arigatou International Geneva, while reflecting on the intergenerational dialogue that brought together 20 youth from Tamil Nadu, India with members of the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children.

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