Council of religious leaders for Belgium

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19 November 2007, BRUSSELS - A Council of religious leaders will be set up in Belgium on 20 November at St. Anna Castle in the Brussels municipality of Oudergem.

19 November 2007

BRUSSELS - A Council of religious leaders will be set up in Belgium on 20 November at St. Anna Castle in the Brussels municipality of Oudergem.

 The Council will have two goals at the national level: firstly to be an instrument for dialogue between the different religions present in Belgium, and secondly to act as a link between the religions and the civil authorities and governments in Belgium.

The Council of religious leaders is an initiative of the Belgian branch of the organisation 'World Conference of Religions for Peace'.
 
Over the last few months, WCRP Belgium has held consultations with several religious leaders, including representatives of the different Christian churches in Belgium, and the Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim communities.

The religious leaders will meet regularly. According to WCRP Belgium the leaders are convinced of the importance of an Inter-religious Council at the national level.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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