Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People – New Course in January 2020

‘Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People’ is the newest free online course developed by the Cultural Pluralism research area of the Global Governance Programme (GGP) in the framework of the BRaVE project. The three-week-long course, starting on 13 January, is for anyone interested in extremism and polarisation, how interfaith can contribute to resilience, and how to create an interfaith project in your local community.Interfaith Dialogue

Taught by Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, previously the director of the Cultural Pluralism research area of the GGP, Richard McNeil-Willson, research associate at the European University Institute and Robin Sclafani, Director of CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, the course will cover the following topics:

  • What is violent extremism and why does it occur?
  • What is resilience and how does it offer a protection from the influences of extremism? How does interfaith education contribute to resilience?
  • What are the main principles and approaches to interfaith work? How can religious literacy be helpful to counter bias and create trust among people from different religious backgrounds?
  • Interfaith in Action: How has the interfaith field evolved over time and what lessons have been learnt?
  • Draft your own interfaith dialogue project: practical tips and guidelines to build your own project.

To see all online courses the programme is offering, explore our training’s page.