Inter-religious Convention 2023 > Convention guideline page

Convention guideline page

Faith actors of all religions and spiritual traditions, faith-inspired change agents and others interested in participating in the Convention are invited to share abstracts through a structured application process.

Abstracts are due 30 June.
Notice of acceptance of abstract: 31 August
Abstract submission guidelines
Abstract submission form
Scholarship guidelines
Scholarship application forms


The Inter-religious Convention will be held from 4th to 6th December 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Interested participants are encouraged to express their interest in participating by submitting an abstract. Abstracts are submitted online.

Due date for abstracts – online submission: 30 June
Notice of acceptance of abstract: 31 August

Scholarships are available to cover the costs of participating in the Convention. Scholarships may cover travel, accommodation, the Convention fee, visa, insurance and misc. costs.
Due date for scholarship applications: 30 June
Notice of scholarship award: 31 August

Convention guidelines
Abstract submission guidelines
Abstract submission form
Scholarship guidelines
Scholarship application forms

What is required:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Your participation in the convention, for example, hosting a parallel session, presenting a poster, and exhibiting your work and materials.
  • Your mode of payment for the convention, will you cover the convention fee and travel costs or apply for a scholarship? The scholarship guidelines are available here (to be added later)
  • A letter of support from your institution

What’s next?

  • Our scientific task force will review your application, and Faith to Action Network will communicate the outcome by July 31st.

Participation Criteria:

  • Clearly articulated motivation to participate
  • Relevance of application regarding the central theme and sub-themes
  • Commitment to the principles of participation
  • Experience and commitment to inter-religious work
  • Experience and commitment to rooting work in people’s lived realities, including seeking their communities’ and constituencies’ perspectives before attending the convention
  • Experience in promoting change
  • Methodology for parallel sessions is interactive and involves participants
  • Methodology for parallel sessions is collaborative
  • The institution welcomes participation
  • To ensure a rich diversity of perspectives and experiences, special attention will be put towards: religious diversity (this includes traditional religions), gender, age, geography, and ability statu

We will host webinars in English and French on the following dates: (To be confirmed soon)

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