ANTELIAS: Inter-faith Youth conference in Greece

Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
E- mail: [email protected]

PO Box 70 317

Armenian version: nian.htm


The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), the Ecumenical Youth Council of
Europe and the Federation of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations
jointly organized a Christian-Muslim youth conference on December 9-16 in
Volos, Greece. The theme of the conference was "Monologue or Dialogue?
Inter-religions Dialogue Meets Fundamentalism." Rev. Sahag Yemishian, deputy
director of the Youth Department, represented the Armenian Church –
Catholicosate of Cilicia in the conference.

Over 38 young delegates from over 15 Middle Eastern and European countries
discussed inter-faith dialogue and the impact and role of fundamentalism in
Christianity and Islam.

The conference provided a platform for representatives of different
religions and sects to learn about one another. As university students of
theological studies, the participants presented the viewpoints and positions
of their respective religions on a number of common issues. These were later
compiled in an accurate understanding of fundamentalism.

The conference discussed:

The concept of "fundamentalism" and its approaches in Christianity.

How fundamentalism is present in Islam

Fundamentalism in the media
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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the Ecumenical
activities of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, The Cilician
Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is located in
Antelias, Lebanon.

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