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Interreligious Dialogue in Virtual Communities and Social Networks

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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 December 2025

In a world which faces constant unrest and conflict, information technology is becoming increasingly relevant – especially for daily life. While face-to-face dialogue is restricted to local communities, today’s digital tools such as the internet and social media can bring people together from around the world. Interreligious dialogue can particularly benefit from an intelligent and positive use of digital tools, building diverse, online communities through a lively, global interfaith discourse. This module explores the religious phenomenon on virtual communities and social networks, as well as the impact of social media on interreligious dialogue. It also looks at the achievements interreligious dialogue has made in the digital world, as well as the potential challenges to be confronted.


To provide basic knowledge and skills to use interreligious dialogue in virtual communities and social networks.

Content and Structure
  • The impact of the Internet on interreligious dialogue issues, achievements and challenges 
  • The religious phenomenon on virtual communities and social networks
  • Digital citizenship and faith: technology-mediated communication 

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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