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Association C.I.E.U.X

Association C.I.E.U.X

8, rue du Général Renault — BP 47 — 75011 Paris.

RELIGIONS Judaism, Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Orthodox, Buddhism


CIEUX is an acronym for : "Comité Interreligieux pour une Ethique Universelle et contre la Xénophobie". This acronym means : "Interreligious Committee for Universal Ethics and against Xenophobia". This committee organizes interreligious and secular dialogues open to all in order to promote the living together since its creation. The association is located in the city center of Paris which is a very cosmopolitan city. Many religious beliefs as well as communities are represented, and the association's role is to organize dialogues in order to promote the living together.
The committee was created in 2005, and has been recognized as being of general interest and approved by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Dialogue. The association C.I.E.U.X. is authorized by the French Agency of the Civic Service (ASC) to recruit volunteers from 18 to (under) 26 years for international missions. Beyond the local dialogue organizations, the association has accompanied the Volunteers in Civic Service mission in Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Israel, Lebanon, Uganda and Tunisia. This association has increased its influence tenfold since its creation until today it has an international influence.
The association is composed of men and women, of all conditions, nationalities, colors or origins, of all religions or without religion : To foster living together in good harmony, in full awareness of their religious or cultural differences, for a moment of fraternity and peace, in a dialogue at the local level. Then, to develop civic education through dialogue and reduce the risk of xenophobia as a consequence of mutual ignorance. And furthermore, to mobilize communities to promote sustainable rapprochement. The representatives of each local community meet to organize intercommunity meetings. They choose the themes, dates and places of the dialogues, which are organized alternately by the communities having a place of worship, the civic community receiving for its part, in a municipal or associative room. In an other hand Religious representatives (leaders and faithful of places of worship) and civic leaders (leaders and participants of local participatory democracy bodies such as neighborhood councils), mobilize members of their respective communities to prepare the dialogue on the chosen theme and present the community's vision on this theme. All members of each community are of course invited to the dialogue. So the association has a great relevance, by the fact that all the members are choosing the subjects, the themes, and then all of them form a dialogue that leads to a promotion of living together.
The association has a great influence by the fact that it has premises in the center of Paris, France, moreover it organizes many events and dialogues allowing to evolve the debate and the thoughts, towards the living together. The debates are constructive because the discussions are done in small groups that will then ask their questions to the religious representatives. Furthermore, the association has a supranational influence today, thanks to a lot of projects led by its members throughout the world. The influence of the association is extensive because it is composed by many young people under 26 years old.
Students can make a direct visit, when the association is making a debate. It can be really interesting for them to listen and to participate to the debates, to understand, to promote and then to make people understand what is living together with their friends.



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