The first training course within the framework of the long-term Capacity building project was successfully held form 30. November till 8. December in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia. Thirty six workers and youth leaders from 12 countries took part in the training course. They had the opportunity for individual reflection about religion, beliefs as well as cultural reflection about the role of religion in their country. Beside the individual reflection participants exchanged their experiences and compared their different approaches towards the inter-religious dialogue. On various plenary sessions they discussed the most pressing issues about cultural and religious differences among people living in the same community, country and continent and gave their suggestions on how to improve the inter-religious dialogue. They also had a chance to interact with and listen to the inputs of experts, who connected the topic of religion to the challenges of youth work.
The second training course in the row will be held form 16. till 24. February also in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia.Participants are expecting interesting discussions and plenary sessions about religious dialogue and it´s meaning for unity and peace and mutual understanding. All young people form 18 till 35 years, who live multicultural communities and are confronted with inter-religious challenges are welcome to apply for this project.