Interfaith Colloquium on the Global Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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The Grupo de Trabajo Estable de les Religiones (GTER), Religiones por la Paz America Latina y el Caribe, and the Secretaria General Iberoamericana (SEGIB) promote as partners of the campaign of the Alianza de Civilizaciones de las Naciones Unidas (UNAOC) ”Haz un gesto por la diversidad y la inclusión”, in motif of the celebration of the 21st of May of 2013, the Global Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This date gives us the opportunity of appreciating cultural diversity and learning to “coexist” in a better way, and it is as well a reference day in activism to close the gap between cultures, which is an urgent and necessary matter to reach peace, stability and development in the world.

The initiative counts with the collaboration of the Organization of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and a wide coalition of associates which includes from businesses to civil society organizations. The goals of the campaign are to increase the global conscience around intercultural dialoge, diversity and inclusion, to build a community of individuals compromised in supporting diversity through true and day-to-day gestures, and to combat the polarization and stereotypes to improve the understanding and cooperation between the people from different cultures.

As a contribution to the campaign “Haz un gesto por la diversidad y la inclusión”, el GTER, Religiones por la Paz America Latina y el Caribe, and SEGIB, join together in an Interfaith Colloquium, which will take place on Tuesday, the 21st of May, at 16:00h at the Sala Conservatorio de la SEGIB, Paseo de Recoletos, 8, Madrid. Counting with the participation of the representatives of several religious communities of Spain, the Interfaith Colloquium will be a place of exchange of experiencies about gestures, even the smallest ones, drom the different confessional traditions, which contribute to the inclusion diversity, and which can become a global action if all religions take part in it.

We also want to invite you to join the campaign by hitting the “Like” button at the official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DoOneThingforDiversityandInclusion

To know more about the Global Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, visit the following links:

UNAOC

http://www.unaoc.org/actions/campaigns/do-one-thing-for-diversity-and-inclusion

UNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/new/es/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-day-for-cultural-diversity-for-dialogue-and-development

Naciones Unidas

http://www.un.org/es/events/culturaldiversityday

Contact

Joan Hernández

Director of the Grupo de Trabajo Estable de las Religiones (GTER)

(93) 487 24 73

jhernandezserret@gmail.com