World Scout Inter-religious Symposium
The 4th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium (WSIS) will be held from 1st to 5th August 2012 at WonKwang University, Iksan South Korea. This event will be jointly hosted by The Korea Scouts Association and Won-Buddhism Scouts Council (WBSC). It is organized by members of the World Scout Inter-religious Forum (WSIF), an informal network of religious groups/organizations in Scouting, and is supported by the World Scout Bureau.
The theme of this symposium is "Growing Scouting through Families and Communities"
The 3rd World Scout Inter-religious Symposium was organised at Hotel Africana, Kampala (Uganda) from the 21st to 25th October 2009. There were over 80 participants from 30 countries belonging to 12 different faiths and beliefs: namely Baha’i, Buddhist, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox, Protestant, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Native African, Sikh and Won-Buddhist.
The report of the Symposium is available for download in the WOSM online library, click on read more to download the report.
The second World Scout Interreligious Symposium (WSIS) was held at the Fo Guang Shan Temple, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, from Friday 5 May to Monday 8 May 2006 (arrivals on Thursday 4 May and departures on Tuesday 9 May).
After many years of efforts following the proposal made by Gualtiero Zanolini to the Interreligious Scout Forum (which groups the religious Scout co-ordinations in consultative status with WOSM as well as representatives from other active denominations in Scouting), the dream became a reality: thanks to the energetic and efficient support from Spanish Scouting, in particular from the members of the Movimiento Scout Catolico (MSC), the first World Scout Interreligious Symposium took place in Valencia, Spain, from 29 November to 2 December 2003.