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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.

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 Memory Monster“ and the future of contemporary Shoa witnesses

by Lorenz Hegeler, Bamberg, Germany In early 2019, Israeli novelist Yishai Śarid published his new novel titled “The Memory Monster”. It tells the fictional story of an Israeli historian conducting research about the Shoa while working as a tourist guide in various German extermination camps in Poland. The novel deals with the struggles of contemporary […]

Coming up: Autumn Seminar 2021

Less than four weeks to go until the DialoguePerspectives programme year 2021/22 begins with our Autumn Seminar 2021 in Potsdam, Germany: Towards a pluralistic European culture of remembrance: Navigating the Narratives, Memories and Histories that shape European communities   Radical diversity characterizes today’s European societies. This has repercussions for societies’ understanding of themselves, ranging from […]

DialoguePerspectives | Podcast – Episode 5

(Re-)Shaping Europe: Episode 5! In the new episode, our Programme Manager Gil Shohat speaks to our participant Jaspreet Singh. Jaspreet is a native of the Indian region of Punjab and completed his BA and MA in Business and Human Resource Managament at Birmingham City University in the UK, where he is currently pursuing his PhD […]

DialoguePerspectives | Podcast – Episode 4

(Re-)Shaping Europe: Episode 4! In this episode, our participant Eleonora Pede offers the listeners a glimpse into her comparative study on the relationship between Muslim and Christian ethics in Europe and the academic field of Gender Studies. More precisely, Eleonora assesses the potential broader impact that German Liberal Muslim institutions could have on LGBTQI and […]

DialoguePerspectives | Podcast – Episode 3

News from the “DialoguePerspectives | Podcast”: In the third episode of our series “(Re-)Shaping Europe”, our participant Liz Lambert introduces us to her current PhD-project in religious studies. In her pioneering study, she digs into the micro level of religious socialisation in her home country Luxembourg. By focusing on Luxembourg’s citizens, Liz aims to closely […]

Dialogwerkstatt – Dialogue Workshop

The Eugen Biser Foundation‘s magazine “Dialogwerkstatt – Der Interreligiöse Dialog als Weg für ein gelingendes Zusammenleben” (Dialogue Workshop – Interreligious Dialogue as a Path to Successful Coexistence) presents DialoguePerspectives in its “Best Practice” section with a seven-page feature. The magazine is in German and available as a free download here.
˝DialoguePerspectives offers a unique change of perspective! The programme allows you to really grapple with current and highly societally relevant questions, to reflect on your own identity, and to get to know the diversity of European identities. I am very grateful for the intensive personal discussion and encounters, and the great amount of food for thought that has stuck with me long past the seminars.

Ezgi, DialoguePerspectives participant