“Eloi, Sami, Bénédicte and Bettina are making the third InterFaith Tour, to study worthwhile interfaith initiatives. From July 2017 to February 2018, those four youngsters with different beleifs (catholic, muslim, atheist and jewish) are going to study 20 countries on the 5 continents. Cofoundend by Sparknews and Coexister, participants on the first two InterFaith Tour (2013/2014, 2015/2016) visited 60 countries and encoutered over 750 initiatives..”
A projet for 3 social impacts :
1. PROMOTING : interfaith initiatives in the studied countries.
2. CONNECTING : initiatives to each other in order to create a network to exchange good practices.
3. DOCUMENTING : to encourage research or production of educational contents
A world tour made by youngsters to seek interfaith initiatives ?
We are convinced that different types of interreligious and interfaith actions are effective tools for peace in the world.The Interfaith Tour’s mission is to shed light on the ones that are efficient. Our project is the result of a collaboration between Sparknews, Coexister, and 4 young members of Coexister of different faiths willing to go on a real human adventure..
What for ?
We have decided to discover the globe in all its cultural and religious diversity.
We wish to find new ways of living together, new ways that enable social cohesion, new ways that would inspire it and bring the most inspiring back to France with us. This project is also carried out from A to Z by young people aged 20 to 23 years old. We want to prove the world that our generation can and does bring hope in a world that is sometimes hard to seize..
WHAT IS AN INTERRELIGIOUS INITIATIVE ?
It can be an idea, an organization, or a group of people that aims to connect people of different beliefs, religious or not, in the name of diversity and for a common action.
This action can take multiple forms (meetings, safe spaces, blood donation, workshops etc.). These gatherings can also apply to many common fields such as the environment, art, health, poverty, housing, agriculture, education, democracy etc.
Départure on 1st July 2017 and back the 1st February 2018 !