International Catholic Conference of Scouting

Interreligious

The ICCS is an active member of the World Scout Interreligious Forum (WSIF) which brings together organizations that have consultative status with the World Scout Committee and other religions, like the CICS.

The forum was formed informally during the preparations for the world jamboree in Chile (1999). Thereafter it continued its work of promoting dialogue and working together between every religion and faith in Scouting

WSIF membership

  • CPGS – Council of Protestants in Guiding and Scouting
  • DESMOS – International link of Orthodox Christian Scouts
  • ICCS – International Catholic Conference of Scouting
  • IFJS –International Forum of Jewish Scouts
  • IUMS – International Union of Muslim Scouts
  • WBSC – World Buddhist Scout Council

Over recent years, representatives of other faiths such as the Won Buddhist Scout Council, Baha’i, Hindus and Sikhs, have also been associated with the work of the World Scout Interreligious Forum in recent years.

 

What the WSIF does

  • It organises and runs interreligious activities at major world and regional events (Jamborees, Moots etc)
  • It organises interreligious Scout symposiums
  • It contributes to work on spiritual and religious development in Scouting (including publishing material and guidelines)

The WSIF meets each year to coordinate the work of its members.

 

Latest news

New ICCS world chaplain – Fr. Luis Marinho

New ICCS world chaplain – Fr. Luis Marinho

« I feel a great joy that I am to serve Scouting at an international level, and make a specific contribution as a priest of the Catholic Church. It is, therefore, a pastoral mission that the Church entrusts to me with. It especially underlines the confidence of the...

6th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium

6th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the 6th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium has been cancelled as well as the associated Inter-religious Dialogue Awareness Workshop. They were to be organized from 10 to 15 March 2020 in Jambville (France) by WOSM...

Reference documents

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Accueillir accompagner et eduquer les jeunes autres religions

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Charte scoute pour l’amitié des religions en Afrique Centrale