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2016/08/06

Walk for Diversity and Dialogue

Tone Minsaas and Kemalettin Suslu from One World in Dialogue
talks to an attentive group of pilgrims from six nations
An interreligious walk for diversity and dialogue took place in Trondheim on the 5th of August 2016. Nearly 40 participants from different religious communities walked together from Lian to Nidaros Cathedral.  The idea behind the walk was to embrace diversity and give the participants better knowledge about each other’s religions, values and ways of life.

We had our lunch break and pilgrim assembly at Utsikten where Kemalettin Suslu from One World in Dialogue gave a speech about the importance  of inter-religious dialogue and the need to free ourselves from old prejudices. On arrival we visited Nidaros Cathedral, the Synagogue in Arkitekt Christies gate and the Mosque in Kjøpmannsgata.

It might be the first time jews, muslims, christians and agnostics get together for a mutual pilgrim walk like this, say the initiators, Hanne Paltiel from the Council for Religious and Life Stance Communities Ahmet Karais  from One World in Dialogue and Stein Thue from Pilgrims Crossing Borders.

We are already looking forward to our next walk and meeting :-)

Photos from the walk are available on our Facebook page

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