World Scout Interreligious Symposium 2017

We’d like to share with you the invitation to the 5th World Scout Interreligious Symposium 2017. The 5th World Scout Interreligious Symposium (WSIS) 2017 is organised by members of the Boy Scouts of America’s Religious Relationships Committee and the Interreligious Forum of World Scouting (IFoWS, an informal network of religious groups/organisations in Scouting), and is supported by the World Scout Bureau. Participation is for scouts with an interest in interreligious dialogue and with spiritual and religious aspects of Scouting, and those concerned with growing Scouting among religious communities. »

Interamerican Scout Conference 2016

To get into better contact with the Interamerican Scout Region we joined the Interamerican Scout Conference, which took place in Houston from 26–29 October. At the conference, Göran Hagerdahl from World Scout Bureau gave a presentation on preliminary conclusions from the Duty-to-God-Survey earlier this year. Here is one slide about how the answers on religious affiliation distribute: I am also happy to have had the chance to talk to the Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica and to the União dos Escoteiros do Brasil about what we do as CPGS. »

European Guide and Scout Conference 2016

CPGS joined the European Guide and Scout Conference at Oslofjord Convention Centre. We had a CPGS-lunch with the members present at the conference (and with other people interested); Annette and Adrien presented the current status of CPGS and we had a joint exchange of thoughts and plans. The new regional plan of WOSM Europe has “Diversity & Inclusion” which includes Peace Education through spiritual development and dialogue (again) as one of its strategic priorities. »

Questionnaire for NSAs/NSOs on “Duty to God”

The World Organization of the Scout Movement has just asked all its 160+ National Scout Organizations (and National Scout Associations) to share their expertise and opinions in the area of Sprirituality in Scouting (a.k.a. Duty to God). Relevant good practices, challenges, resources, attitudes etc. are being researched through a questionnaire (available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish), to be submitted by July 1, 2016. Please, make sure your NSO/NSA has answered the questionnaire or does answer it! »

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Easter 2016

Christ is risen! “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor 15:55.57) Happy Easter to all our members and friends, especially to the scouts and guides of Éclaireuses et Éclaireurs Unionistes de Côte d’Ivoire and of the Protestant Council of Magyar Cserkészszövetség (the Hungarian Scout Association), who have just decided to join CPGS! »

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Happy Reformation Day!

Today, 498 years ago, Martin Luther published his 95 theses against indulgence. Looking back, this marked the start of the reformation of the church. One of the most important achievements of reformation was Luther’s translation of the Bible into the German language (and later on other translations into other vernacular languages) – now, every Christian could read (or hear) God’s word in his or her spoken language. You can, too. »

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CPGS was at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Nine people from four different countries were in the protestant tent to anime, explain, exchange around protestantism, religions and habits of many cultures. The Protestant tent began by an exhibition about protestantism in the world showing the global spread, the main currents of protestantism and the explanation of the five solas, which are the common fundamentals of numerous protestant currents. The exhibition focused on the reformer Luther and his 95 theses as it will be the anniversary of 500 years of the reformation in 2017. »