Muslim Jewish Conference, Bratislava, 2012
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The Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) gathers 70 -100 participants annually to discuss topics of concern for Muslim and Jewish youth. The main conference goals are to provide the next generation with a learning experience for life and a positive outlook for establishing intercultural relations and sustaining Muslim-Jewish partnerships. This happens through the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences as well as the search for courses of action and jointly structured and planned projects.
Food, accommodation, and participation fees are all covered by the MJC, so participants are responsible only for covering their airfare.
The six-day conference is a unique opportunity for Muslim and Jewish youth as well as other young adults to discover each other’s identity by listening to one another, sharing narratives, and engaging in meaningful discussions. Learning about religion and philosophy as much as experiencing religious traditions supports the intended process of appreciating and understanding the complexity and diversity of culture.
The conference is structured into a number of small committees (10-15 participants), covering particular themes of interest which allow for in depth discussion of specific subjects, alongside a general programme which runs throughout and involves all participants, concentrating on the creation of shared values and meaningful interactions. The MJC offers a safe environment for intensive personal interaction with the intention to generate a friendly and responsive community.