This online course aims to strengthen the capacities of religious leaders, policy and decision makers, UN’s, FBO’s, CSO’s officers, diplomats, national and local government officials, and IRD practitioners to learn the basic concepts, methodologies, models and tools on how to use Interreligious Dialogue to build peace and reconciliation.
You can complete the course at your own pace till September; there is no certificate for this course.
· To provide basic knowledge and skills on IRD and historical information on interreligious dialogue in the five major religions of the world (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and clarify the geopolitical aspects of the concerned religions;
· To present the various elements of interreligious conflicts through real examples and case studies;
· To explain how to use key theories, models and methods in interreligious dialogue as scientific tools in a given conflict situation, and illustrate the diversity and the complexity of the factors and elements that play a part in interreligious dialogue;
· To explain and analyze the roles and interactions of different elements in a given interreligious conflict situation, and analyzing them with a critical mind;
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Ø Understand and utilize the IRD concepts, tools and methodologies;
Ø Identify initiatives and best practices on how to treat Religiophobia in their countries and local communities
Ø Enhance their knowledge on Conceptual Landscape of Dialogue
Ø Understand the concepts and models of using IRD for Peacebuilding
Ø Encouraging civic responsibility through assignments stimulating diverse encounters not always happening in regular daily life;Ø Setting new standards on the education on interreligious dialogue as a new scientific field