Today, interreligious dialogue (IRD) specialists, fellows and people must understand not only their own cultural complexity but also the need to function effectively in culturally diverse contexts ranging from their personal and private lives to their workplaces and other societies, contexts and geographical regions. Furthermore, face-to-face interactions throughout our world, including all the various forms of digital communications, require in many situations a profound intercultural awareness and excellent communication skills.
Through this self-paced course, participants will explore theories and practical examples related to intercultural communication divided into the following chapters:
• Introduction to Culture, Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication
• The Cultural Dimensions and Intercultural Communication
• Cultural Analyses and Intercultural Competency
• The Role of Intercultural Communication in Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding.