Welcome to the Arab-Europe Citizens’ Dialogue in Sigtuna
In recent years, we have seen the rise of many cultural tensions and conflicts, even violent terror and war, in many parts of the world. This has not least been the case in Europe and in the Arab region. Religion has been at the core in many of these contemporary conflicts. If we wish is to see the development of healthy and well-functioning democracies in Europe and in the Arab region, we need to discuss the relation between religion and society.
The Arab-European Citizens’ Dialogue was established in 2010 as an expansion of a previous Egyptian-German dialogue. From 2010, there has been a series of consultations in Europe and in the Arab region. The last Consultation, the 5th from the initiation of this dialogue, was held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in March 2016. The Sigtuna event will be the 6th consultation.
The Arab-Europe Citizens’ Dialogue Conference on Religion and Society in Sigtuna 2018 is organized jointly by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), Oikosnet Europe, Church of Sweden and the Sigtuna Foundation.
The conference will take place at the Sigtuna Foundation (Sigtunastiftelsen) in the small and picturesque city of Sigtuna located between Stockholm and Uppsala in Sweden. Sigtuna is only 17 kilometres from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport and thus very accessible.
Financial support for Conference fee and travelling costs.
The cost for participation, after subsidies by the Sigtuna Foundation, is 350 EUR. There is a limited possibility of financial support for travellings costs etc.
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