Vägra hata/ Refuse to hate

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04Feb2016

The council works to promote and create conditions for interfaith cooperation in Sweden, to highlight the role of religion in creating peace and harmony in society. During the world interfaith harmony week this year we will educate the board members in how to work local/hands on with religious dialogue.

From 5:00pm until 8:30pm

At Church of Sweden

Själagårdsgatan 13, 111 31, Stockholm

Interfaith council of Sweden / +46 (0)76- 501 18 80

The interfaith council of Sweden it´s a national council for religious representatives/leaders in Sweden. The Council was constituted in May 4, 2010, where it also was decided that the Council meet regularly for knowledge of each other and for the ability to create a space for discussion and the role of religion in society. The council works to promote and create conditions for interfaith cooperation in Sweden, highlighting the role of religion in peace and increased social consensus. Six years since our start we are now a voice in the public debate on ethics and spirituality, a united platform against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other religious hostility. Besides that we also help to strengthen the freedom of religious belief and practice - individual and in community’s. The Council meets several times a year, and on this interfaith harmony week we will have a lecture in how to work with interfaith dialogue on a local level. The guest speaker is Henrik Frykberg from the infterfaith center of Gothenburg. Sweden is facing a big challenge in society is increasing polarization and religions are forced to stand against each other. We refuse to allow this to happen us. We already have a project called \\\"refuse to hate\\\" that during last year of interfaith harmony week received considerable attention, from community leaders to politicians in the parliament. For 2016 we will invest even more time in this project. For instance, we will work with prisons all over Sweden so that the prisoners learn not to hate based on religion. And we will also work with asylum accommodation for the refugees who came to Sweden in 2015 and 2016 so that they may learn to “refuse hate” message. These efforts will start this world interfaith harmony week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izlR-PKdm90

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