14th InterFaith Weekend from 27th to 29th May 2022

Under the patronage of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Eminence Jean-Claude Hollerich, Cardinal and Archbishop of Luxembourg

“InterFaith – Run for a United World a.s.b.l.” invites you to the 14th international run of ordained ministers and representatives of world religions within the framework of the
“ING Night Marathon Luxembourg” on M
ay 28, 2022

The coexistence of cultures and religions in Europe is not self-evident. The still acute “migration issue”, growing anti-Semitism and strengthening right-wing populism, which polarizes and excludes “strangers”, increasingly challenge politics and civil society.

In this situation, we as InterFaith-Run for a United World A.S.B.L., together with our cooperation partners, continue our commitment to a culture of encounter and getting to know each other.

For the 14th consecutive year, we invite you to participate in the InterFaith weekend, whether as a runner for the semi-marathon, the full marathon, or for the popular team run in which each team will be mixed-religious.

Religious diversity
From 27th to 29th May 2022, we expect Bahá’ís, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs as well as humanists who want to support the bridge-building project.

Fixed program items:

  1. On Friday evening (27th May 2022): dinner reception
  2. On Saturday morning (28th May 2022) a visit of a local religious community.
  3. From 5 p.m. at the latest peace prayers of the world religions (LuxExpo).
  4. 7 p.m. Night Marathon
  5. On Sunday morning (29th May 2022), from 9.45 a.m. the closing ceremony with the awarding of medals

Accommodation in host families
We plan again the accommodation of participants in Luxembourg host families.

This practiced hospitality has led to many long-term contacts.

We all do not know what the pandemic situation will be in May 2022. Of course, we remain optimistic, but unfortunately, we have to be prepared for all eventualities.

In this context, ING Night Marathon Luxembourg points out the following:

“Should proof of health be required by the authorities at the time of the event, e.g. negative Corona test, the participant is obliged to provide this at his own expense and in accordance with the applicable requirements.”

Regarding the acceptance in host families, we have agreed that for safety reasons only vaccinated or recovered runners can be accommodated in host families.

Education an important key to peace between religions
Intercultural education can promote tolerance in the long term. That is why InterFaith supports the educational commitment of the Global Ethic Foundation.

Online registration and information at: www.interfaith.lu

For contact and questions:

Ingo Hanke:               ingo.hanke@cj23.lu
Tel.: 00352 621 665166
Joachim Hoeke:      hoeke@pt.lu
Tel.: 00352 691 180750

We thank for the cooperation with:
Centre de formation diocésain Jean XXIII
AGIR – Action Groupe Inter-Religions A.S.B.L.
EwB – ErwuesseBildung A.S.B.L.