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Ethics and Key Theories in Interreligious Dialogue

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Self-Paced Online Course
Free of Charge
Number of Modules
1 Module
Programme Area
Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution
1 week
Start Dates
Starts Upon Registration
Learning Time
3 hours per week
Application Deadline
Certificate Awarded
Course closing date: 
31 Dec, 2021

In a highly polarised world where there are competing ideologies, values and embedded power imbalances, some decisions may be taken with finite knowledge and influenced by specific cultural and historical contexts and subjective narratives.

Only dialogue, in its various forms and at its different levels, can help to recognise differences, develop shared meanings and seek understanding in order to work together towards a more just and humane world. 

This DKH short course provides an overview of the conceptual landscape of dialogue and familiarises the learner with the general arguments that propose best practices for engagement in dialogue. Participants then use this newly learned landscape of dialogue as a lens to take a closer look at the ethics of dialogue.


To provide basic knowledge and skills of ethics in interreligious dialogue and its key theories.

Content and Structure
  • Best practices for dialogue encounters
  • Dialogue as a tool for emancipation
  • The core practical ethos which underpins each dialogue encounter

Building on DKH's popular 8 module course, busy professionals can now select the individual modules they need most and learn-on-the go! Administered through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, the short course takes approximately one week to complete and can be taken anywhere, anytime, at your own pace, from your phone or computer.

Targeted Audience

This course is specifically designed for today's global leaders, including policymakers, UN agencies and religious leaders and institutions.

Additional Information

Recommended hardware and software requirements for taking our e-learning courses: Platform: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Hardware: 2.0 GHz processor (minimum), 2 GB of memory (minimum), 1 GB of available disk space (minimum), 1,280 x 800 screen resolution (minimum). Software: HTML5 and Flash compatible. Browser: Desktop: Internet Explorer 8-10 (Flash only), Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Safari (latest version). Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later. Internet connection: 256kbps and higher. Note: In some instances pop-ups must be enabled.

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