Church & Society

Can scouts bridge Asia's religious divide? October 09, 2019

The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) of the Asia-Pacific Region held its 2019 conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from Oct. 3-6 and looked at ways to widen scouting activities. 

The Catholic Church’s educational institutions pioneered scouting as a voluntary, non-political movement of young students, open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or religion. The movement aims to help students achieve their full potential — physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. Scouting is now widely used to foster interfaith coexistence in multireligious Asian nations.

Binu Alex, editor of Living in Faith publications in India, made this video at the conference. 

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