Call for participants: Study Session “How is Peace Possible”

May 29th, 2018 12:33 am

‘How is Peace Possible?’ 

Study session,  22-26 October 2018, France


What is the event about?

“How is Peace Possible” conference will bring more than 25 young people from Europe and the Middle East to ask questions as – what is peace for Christianity and other religions? How do our laws/institutions  ensure peace?  We will discuss what is it to have peace on inter personal, community and institutional/country level. We will want to mobilize ourselves,  young people within Europe or worldwide to create awareness, explore concepts of peace, advocate, take action and commit to an everlasting world peace.

During the study session we will approach the topic from different perspectives. We will speak about case studies and invite you as our participants to contribute your own experience. Finally we hope to find ways to get actively engaged for peace, we will provide you with toolboxes that help you to become ambassadors of peace in your home countries.

Peace is the ability to respect differences within our diverse global community transcending the sovereignty of nations. Peace on earth begins in the heart of each person. It is first of all our hearts that have to be changed- welcoming a peace that will spread out and be communicated from one person to another.


Achieve inner peace and thousands around you will be saved.

(Seraphim of Sarov, a Russian monk, 1759-1833) .


Peace ensures human dignity and guarantees humanity is preserved for future generations. Sometimes it takes a generation to be great. You can be that generation.”

Nelson Mandela


Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace

Martin Luther King, Jr.



France, Strasbourg, CoE European Youth Centre.


Arrival – Sunday 21 October and departure Saturday 27 October

Who can attend?

The study session is open to all member movements of WSCF-Europe and also to our partner youth organisations. This event is also open to a small number of members of WSCF from the Middle East region too.  

Application details:

Fill in  the application form by 8th September 2018 (extended).

To check for available spaces, contact freely Christiane at

Financial contribution:


Christiane Gebauer, WSCF-E Program Coordinator

Zuzana Babicova, WSCF-E Chairperson

Natia Tsintsadze, WSCF-E Executive

Stefan Manevski (Educational Advisor, CoE)

Ramy Farouk (WSCF Middle East representative)

Elena Andreescu (SCM France)

Kam Suan Mung (SCM Germany)


The study session agenda is now available here.

For any enquiries, contact the Study session Coordinator Christiane Gebauer .

The project is financially supported by the Council of Europe Youth Department, the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.



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