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Using Interreligious Dialogue to Reduce Religiophobia

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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 order for people from different cultures, religions and nations to live together in peaceful coexistence, it is important to establish a set of common, basic values. These unifying values are becoming particularly important in today’s globalised world. 

But, is it possible to establish a shared ethical framework for all religious traditions? This module aims to answer that question through analysis of the Global Ethic and the basis of common ethical principles.

Participants will learn to place global ethics into the context of dialogue, resulting in increased efficiency in peacebuilding and greater cooperation between religions. The course will also explore the role of identities in a globalized world, the formation of prejudices and stereotypes, diversity and exclusion technologies and dialogue as a tool for recognition.


To provide basic knowledge and skills to use interreligious dialogue to reduce religiophobia.

Content and Structure
  • The role of identities in a globalized world 
  • The formation of prejudices and stereotypes 
  • Diversity and exclusion technologies
  • Dialogue as a tool for recognition

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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