The Image of the Other: Ethiopia plays host to an inter-religious and cultural dialogue meeting
The King Abdullah International Center for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue, KAICIID, of which the Holy See is a Founding Observer, held a workshop in the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa on Monday on the theme: The image of the other. It is part of a three-year series of conferences aimed at combatting harmful stereotypes and removing common misconceptions about various world religions. The first workshop in connection with the conference series was held in Vienna, Austria on 22 May. In March this year KAICIID launched its “Multi-religious Collaboration for the Survival and Wellbeing of Children” (MCC) programme in Uganda. Over the next three years, the Image of the Other programme will draw together research findings and best practice from each region in three domains. The main theme in 2013 is: Intercultural and Interreligious Education – Best Practice in The Image of the Other. 2014 will be dedicated to “Media: News and Entertainment – Perceptions and Realities” while 2015 will look at the theme: Internet: Realms of Expertise, Flows of Communication -- Accessing Accurate Information, Strengthening Critical Attitudes.