* The 5th Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Program for Deacons
From December 15 to 16, 2011, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK) held the "5th Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Program for Deacons" to broaden the seminarians' understanding of the teachings and spirit of other religions in Korea.
36 Deacons from the three seminaries in Daegu, Daejeon, and Pusan visited the Anglican Church of Korea, the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea, the Korea Muslim Federation, Sung Kyun Kwan, the Association of Confucianism in Korea, and Jogyesa, the headquarters of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, as well as the CBCK and the Apostolic Nunciature in Korea. These visits gave the Deacons an opportunity to encounter the doctrines and cultures of other religions. Especially, through this program they had the meaningful experience of holding the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jogyesa, Buddhist Temple.