and Worldviews

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.


16. Mai 1944: Widerstand war vielfältig – Sinti*zze und Rom*nja im Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau

»Jeder hatte etwas in der Hand, Werkzeug, Latten, Steine, Gabeln, Messer, (…). Manche hatten aber nur die bloßen Hände. In keinem Block (…) hätten die Menschen sich ohne Widerstand zu […]

13. Mai: Gedenktag für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Chinesen in Hamburg (»Chinesenaktion«)

Bereits in den 1890er Jahren kamen chinesische Seeleute nach Hamburg. Mit dem Boom der Handelsschifffahrt zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts beschäftigten Reedereien wie die Hapag und Norddeutscher Lloyd zunehmend Arbeiter […]

May 8th/9th: Commemoration in Ukraine

The end of World War II in Europe, marked by Nazi Germany’s »Instrument of Surrender« on May 8th, 1945, began to be celebrated as »Victory Day« by many countries in Western […]

5. Mai: Protesttag zur Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderung

Foto: (c) Andi Weiland Für eine ganze Personengruppe ist heute ein wichtiger Tag: der 30. Protesttag zur Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderung. Dieser Tag wurde von den Interessenvertretungen Selbstbestimmt Leben […]

23. Todestag von Marcus Omofuma

Heute vor 23 Jahren starb Marcus Omofuma durch Polizeigewalt Am 1. Mai 1999, neun Tage vor seinem 26. Geburtstag, starb während eines Abschiebeflugs nach Bulgarien Marcus Omofuma, ein nigerianischer Staatsbürger, […]

Finger Wagging as a Praxis

By Ido Nahari, Berlin (Germany) At first I thought that I had this blog post all figured out. I’ll just take some bits and pieces of scribbled ideas from here […]
˝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