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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.


Introducing: This Is Us – Insights from our participants

Over 70 students and PhD candidates from seventeen European countries are participating in the 2020/21 academic year’s DialoguePerspectives-Programme. With their manifold backgrounds, our participants reflect the religious, political, and societal diversity of European societies. In our new blogpost-series, our participants share their personal approaches towards their various fields of engagement with the wider public, for […]

Retrospective: First DialoguePerspectives Check-in

It`s been time for a check-in! So much has happened since our Fall Seminar ended – which is why we organized the first DialoguePerspectives check-in session of this programme year with our current participants. If there is one positive lesson that we can draw from this challenging COVID-19 period, then perhaps this one: we, like […]

Retrospective: Autumn Seminar 2020

Challenging Europe – Challenges of Europe! The first seminar of this year’s DialoguePerspectives programme took place from 7 to 11 October – an incredible start to our first year as a European programme.  Over 70 inspiring and highly committed students and doctoral candidates from across Europe came together, both in Weimar, Germany and online, to […]

Retrospective: International Conference 2020

A programme year that was remarkable in many respects came to an end with this year’s conference in June. As with the spring seminar in March, we moved the four-day conference to the digital realm. There, we closed the programme year with our participants, working group leaders, and clerical advisors over the course of 10 […]

Retrospective: “European Interventions – Navigating Pluralistic Waters”

The Federal Foreign Office’s fifth “Long Night of Ideas” took place on 19 July 2020. A first this year was that it took place entirely virtually. The #LNDI2020 bore the motto “Cultures of the Future – Future of Cultures” and addressed, in particular, the role of culture in times of crisis. Minister of State Michelle […]

Call for Application: DialoguePerspectives 2020/21

  Join a unique European network of future decision-makers!   Seize the chance to help shape the shared life of different religious communities in Europe, and our shared European society! You are a student or doctoral candidate in the European Union or the UK? You are active in the life of your university, your religious […]
˝Thanks to DialoguePerspectives I have encountered inspiring people who have expanded, and also completely changed, my understanding of religion, engagement, and encounter. The interdisciplinarity of the programme combined with the high standards everyone holds each other to have made DialoguePerspectives a formative experience for me.

Till, DialoguePerspectives participant