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DialoguePerspectives.
Discussing
Religions
and Worldviews

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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“We don’t want to die!”

By İrem Çörekçi, Malmö (Sweden) I am originally from Turkey but I have been living in Sweden for some years. Except for my older sister, my whole family still lives in Turkey along with my younger sisters who are 19 and 21. Due to COVID, they moved back in with my parents, who live in a […]

Perspectives on Ramadan in 2021

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, in which Muslims from all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. It is a month of prayer, community and reflection and is regarded as one if the Five Pillars of Islam. In 2021, it is the second time that Ramadan is going to […]

The blessed month of Ramadān

In the evening of the second day of our Spring Seminar 2021 our three religious advisors gave a joint lecture on the importance of hope and confidence in uncertain times of crises. They based their inputs on the upcoming Jewish, Christian and Muslim holidays as (re)sources for drawing said confidence despite and especially in the […]

The role of the transnational memory for the European cohesion

By Rangel Trifonov, Cologne (Germany) In the following article, I look at the importance of remembrance for European cohesion against the background of the crisis situations in Europe in recent decades. The article refers to a part of my dissertation project in which I research the initiation of the transnational culture of remembrance and its […]

Reflections on the Christian Holy Week and Easter

In the evening of the second day of our Spring Seminar 2021 our three religious advisors gave a joint lecture on the importance of hope and confidence in uncertain times of crisis. They based their inputs on the upcoming Jewish, Christian and Muslim holidays as (re)sources for drawing said confidence despite and especially in the […]

Retrospective: Spring Seminar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is deepening the already virulent crisis for European democracies and the livelihoods of all peoples worldwide. The virus strikes a European society that is already ill from the increasing drifting apart of people and states and the abandonment of a concept of society based on solidarity. When if not now is the moment […]
˝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