Celebrating Commonality

Celebrating Commonality

A unique cross-border initiative of the European Union which has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in the border Region of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Under PEACE IV small grants scheme Churches Trust was successful in obtaining funding for a project which fits within Building Positive Relations priority area. 

 

This was a community education programme, the aim of which was to bring together participants from various faith traditions and none, within the Derry City & Strabane District, and Donegal Council areas, to explore the Abrahamic Faiths primarily in context of the commonalities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 

The project through a series of workshops, presentations, talks, interactive exercises and study visits, created an opportunity to develop meaningful and sustained contact between people from perceived different community and faith tradition backgrounds

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The programme covered the following over a series of workshops and study visits:

  1. The Abrahamic Faiths in Context

  2. Judaism – Underlying ethos and basic beliefs

  3. Christianity – Underlying ethos and basic beliefs

  4. Islam – Underlying ethos and basic beliefs

  5. Concepts of Good Relations, Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination

  6. The Shared Ethics in the Abrahamic traditions.

Celebrating Commonality