Four French students spent ten days in New Zealand during November 2017. They are away from home for seven months in order to visit 20 countries. In each place, they are recording both story and video, as well as the various interfaith people, groups, and activities they discover during their travels.
They belong to the interfaith group ‘CoExister,’ an organisation begun by a young person in Paris after one of the terrorist incidents in that city. Organised by and involving the 18 to 40 age group, CoExister has spread from France into Europe and England. This is the third such annual interfaith journey undertaken by young people in the organisation. On their return the students will speak in order to share what they have learned, in schools and conferences in all the major cities in France and further afield in Europe.
The students spent time in Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington. They were blown away by the open friendliness they witnessed in the religiously diverse gatherings we involved them in. The students thank their hosts in Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington.
More information on the group can be found at: <www.interfaithtour.com/>.