”The 4th World Scout Inter-religious Symposium was organised from the 1st to 5th August 2012 at WonKwang University, Iksan, South Korea. There were over 70 participants from 16 countries coming from 8 different faiths and beliefs namely, Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Islam, Lutheran, Methodist, Protestant, and Won-Buddhist. With a generous Korean hospitality and an innovative approach for inter-religious dialogue using the Scout Method, participants unanimously declared the symposium as very successful. This innovative approach to inter-religious dialogue was originally conceived and implemented at the 3rd World Scout Inter-religious Symposium which was held in Uganda (2009).
• What do we mean by family and community
• The significance of family and community in different religious traditions
• Supporting the growth of Scouting by working with families and communities
• The significance of family and community for Youth Programme in Scouting
All participants were engaged in an active learning process and the Symposium programme commenced with a shared experience for participants who were grouped in small teams of mixed faiths. They visited different religious centres (Buddhist Temple, Catholic church, Islamic Mosque and Won-Buddhist Temple) in educational visits. Participants also visited community development projects some of which were run by the Won-Buddhist community in Korea.