For a constructive, socially-oriented, religious and worldview dialogue in Europe
DialoguePerspectives. Discussing Religions and Worldviews is a European platform for developing and establishing new and innovative forms of dialogue between and across different faiths and worldviews and bringing about societal change on the basis of expertise regarding pluralism. DialoguePerspectives, an initiative established in 2015 by the Leo Baeck Foundation, makes a significant contribution to understanding and cooperation between different religions and worldviews in Europe, strengthening and defending European civil society and shaping a plural, democratic Europe built on principles of solidarity.
DialoguePerspectives invites gifted and engaged students and doctoral candidates from all over Europe to work together for one year at a time. The programme trains European leaders in science, culture, politics and business to become experts in engaging in a novel form of dialogue which is socially-oriented and engages different faiths and contrasting worldviews. The programme focuses on an intensive, critical exchange and building flourishing, long-lasting relationships. The participants represent the diversity of European society in a unique way. At DialoguePerspectives, the participants’ diverse backgrounds and experiences make for a fruitful exchange and create the urgently needed space for encounters, exchange and dialogue.
The Jewish-Muslim think tank Karov-Qareeb and the Coalition for Pluralistic Public Discourse (CPPD) work under the umbrella of DialoguePerspectives, rethinking cultures of memory and developing strategies and visions of pluralistic forms of remembrance.
˝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