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The "Night of Religions" is back; a route that examines the city's religious and cultural diversity

Religious diversity. For the third year running, a series of activities and visits promote meeting points for discussion and better understanding between city residents and Barcelona's religious communities and organisations.

From 10 am to midnight on 15 September, forty of Barcelona's religious communities and organisations will be taking part in the third edition of "Night of Religions". As in previous editions, this will consist of an open day and organised activities for better understanding and interacting with the diversity of convictions, spiritual traditions and confessions of many city residents.

The main aim of “Night of Religions” is to promote meeting points between local residents and Barcelona’s religious communities and organisations, with the idea of creating places where lreligious and cultural diversity can be discussed and better understood, getting away from the often distorted images of the various religious traditions that coexist in the city.

The organised activities include guided visits, workshops, musical and theatrical performances, conferences and tastings of typical dishes. The opening ceremony will be on Saturday 15 September, at 12 noon, in the Sala Martí l’Humà (Plaça del Rei, 1). This will be followed by the conference “The Legacy of Raimon Panikkar”, by the philosopher and writer Jordi Pigem, and a music show featuring BCN World Music Project, with songs from various world cultures. If you would like to attend the opening ceremony, fill in this form.

Through interreligious and intercultural discussions, “Night of Religions” highlights the fact that religious diversity enriches Barcelona and forms part of its identity. The initiative, sponsored by Barcelona City Council and the Obra Social “la Caixa”, is organised by the ‘UNESCO Association for Intercultural and interreligious Dialogue (UAIID), led by its group of young people.

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