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The first interreligious colloquium of the GNRC-Belgium for young people was held in Brussels from January 26 to 28, 2007. The meeting, organized by Mrs. Ana María Serrano, a member of the GNRC-Europe, brought together 40 participants from various religious communities to consider the theme of "Human Dignity" from a diverse range of perspectives. The participants, most of them aged between 15 and 18 years old, represented the Bahá'í, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities.

Since the GNRC established the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children in May 2002, the Toolkit Working Group and Council Secretariat have been making steady progress on the development of a practical "toolkit" for use in a variety of religious, cultural and educational settings around the world.

The GNRC Coordinators Meeting was held inJapanfrom 16 – 18 November 2006. The GNRC Third Forum expected to be held in 2008 dominated discussions at the meeting, in preparation for the Organizing Committee for the Third Forum soon to be established for preparation and planning of the Forum.

About 500 children from various schools in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania participated in this year’s fete in which the International Day of Peace was marked around the world. The children and young persons from the GNRC Peace Clubs had earlier made 50 'Kites for Peace' which were flown at the seaside Coco Beach area in the afternoon of the UN peace day on 21 September after games on peace conducted by the Right to Play coaches.