For a constructive, socially-oriented, religious and worldview dialogue in Europe
DialoguePerspectives. Discussing Religions and Worldviews is a programme of the Leo Baeck Foundation, dedicated to the development and establishment of new and innovative forms of interfaith-worldview dialogue. Its mission is to meaningfully contribute to European understanding and collaboration, to the strengthening and defence of European civil society, and to the shaping of a pluralistic and democratic Europe grounded in the principle of solidarity. read more
Since 2015, more than 200 students and doctoral candidates of diverse religious and worldview orientations have come together through the programme. With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, the program has been extended to a European platform for training future leaders in academia, culture, politics, and business to become experts in a new, societally-oriented interfaith-worldview dialogue.
The participants reflect the religious, political, and societal plurality of European society. They incorporate their diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a fertile ground for exchange, finding an urgently necessary space for encounter, exchange, and dialogue at DialoguePerspectives.
The Coalition for Pluralistic Public Discourse (CPPD) is a network of over 50 intellectuals, artists, scholars and activists who work and research on remembrance culture and diversity in a great variety of ways. With Dr. Max Czollek, lyricist and essayist, curating the academic and artistic leadership, and Jo Frank and Johanna Korneli of Dialogueperspectives as project leaders, the CPPD works to develop artistic, civil society, education policy, and didactic concepts and ideas for the pluralisation of European cultures of remembrance. The CPPD stands for a transition from an identity politics and monoculturally oriented culture of remembrance to a recognition of plural European societies and a diversity of cultures of remembrance. read more
˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.
Felix, DialoguePerspectives participant