KAICIID International Fellows Programme
KAICIID International Fellows Programme is a one-year learning and training programme that will empower institutions that train future religious leaders by providing capacity-building to select teachers. The aim is to facilitate dialogue encounters by giving these teachers the tools, experience, networks and knowledge to pursue interreligious dialogue and further be able to prepare their own students to become facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue. In addition to interreligious dialogue training, the fellows will also learn how to train their own students in conflict transformation so as to be active peace practitioners in their respective communities.
KAICIID recognizes the integral part of knowledge-sharing among religious education institutions that train future leaders and connects these institutions and their select teachers to build a network of an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue practitioners and advocates for peace.
Exchange programmes across religious educational institutions exist in local and regional areas within only a few countries around the world. In most countries, no such exchange exist either due to a lack of interest, a lack of resources, and/or a lack of diversity of religious institutions to make it possible. In addition, current conflicts in and across many countries today are in part due to the lack of widespread and institutionalized dialogue opportunities and practices among local religious leaders and experts. Finally, with the growing globalization of religions today, it makes sense to put in place an international fellows programme that addresses not only these problems but also the need to network those institutions that train religious leaders transnationally so that interreligious dialogue can become a common feature of any religious training, whatever the religion might be.
KAICIID invites institutions that train future religious leaders to nominate one or more of their teachers to participate in the KAICIID International Fellows Programme (KIFP), which is a one-year learning and training programme that aims to:
1. Empower institutions by providing capacity-building to select teachers that will:
a) educate their students about interreligious dialogue;
b) equip their students with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue;
c) train their students in conflict transformation so as to be active peace advocates in their respective communities.
2. Network these institutions and their selected teachers into an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue practitioners and and peace advocates.
During the Fellows Programme, the participants have the opportunity to develop and implement small-scale local and/or international initiatives, within their institution or beyond. They also participate in and organize dialogue sessions, lectures, field visits and conferences. After the KAICIID-funded one-year programme, the Fellows become part of the KAICIID Fellows Network. The Network works on following up on the fellows’ progress, and invest in their long-term sustainability as resource persons in the field of interreligious dialogue and conflict transformation.
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|Programme||First Training||Second Training||Third Training||Implementing Initiatives|
Arab Region Fellows Programme 2017
|February 2017 (Amman)||March - April 2017 (Location TBD)||November 2017, Vienna||
June - November 2017
International Fellows Programme 2017
|27 November - 4 December 2016, Vienna||April 2017 (Kuala Lumpur)||November 2017, Vienna||
June - November 2017
|International Fellows Programme 2018||January 2018 (Location TBD)||April 2018 (Location TBD)||November 2018, Vienna||June - November 2018|
|Africa Region Fellows Programme 2018||February 2018 (Location TBD)||May 2018 (Location TBD)||November 2018, Vienna||June - November 2018|