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Discussing
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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.

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DialoguePerspectives | Podcast – Episode 10

New year, new DialoguePerspectives podcast-episodes! In our first episode in 2022, Gil Shohat speaks to our participant Henri Vogel, who is currently taking part in our DialoguePerspectives-programme for the first time. In their discussion, Henri reflected his experiences as a trans-man in our interreligious-worldview programme as well as how he navigates his manifold identity-markers derived from his personal […]

European Interreligious-Worldview Calendar 2022

We are kicking off the new year with wonderful news! For the first time, we have released a digital version of our European Interreligious-Worldview Calendar on our website! As a special highlight, you can download the 2022 calendar (PDF) or import it into your Outlook, iCal or Google calendar! Currently, we are working with our […]

Postcolonial Education Part III: Decolonising the Curriculum – Reflections on our History Education

by Yeliz Irene Yilmaz & Anna Katharina Freudenberger  This blog is a reflection on the curriculum in Germany and on how both authors see the voids in it. The text also deals with the lack of inclusion when it comes to pupils with migration backgrounds and ends with the call for schools to pay attention and […]

Postcolonial Education Part II: Reflexions on Representation & Decolonization in the Curriculum

by Carleigh Garcia, Limerick, Ireland  This blog is a reflection on a particular experience in America, where grappling with shame and identity was reflected in a lack of representation in the literature curriculum. It touches on the importance of representation in relationship to pride in one’s ethnicity, and questions whether the likelihood of one continuing education […]

Postcolonial Education Part I: An educational journey through a historical and autobiographical lens

by Santhi Corcoran This blog is intended as an opening conversation that could create further layers of understanding of our changing world, in terms of migration. The focus is on undocumented/irregular migration. Migration for those without means and the right paperwork can be precarious and unfortunately has a gender dimension in terms of the vulnerability of […]

DialoguePerspectives | Podcast – Episode 9

In our next episode from our podcast series (Re-)Shaping Europe, Gil Shohat spoke to Dr Cátia Severino from the University of Lisbon. Cátia joined our programme for the first time in Spring 2021 as a panelist, followed by a workshop-leadership on Portuguese remembrance culture in our last autumn seminar. A linguist by training, Cátia has […]
˝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