While interreligious dialogue benefits from being a scientific field of study, it also enjoys great applied capacity for everyday human life, within all contexts and for all situations. If the importance of interreligious dialogue may have been questioned twenty years ago, nowadays its necessity has become obvious, and many would argue even urgent. The practice of using interreligious dialogue (IRD) for building social cohesion, peace and reconciliation is rapidly emerging as a necessary tool for the twenty-first century education tool-box.
In this context, and with regards to the need to fill the existing lack of accredited academic online courses on interreligious dialogue, KAICIID has developed this Online Course on “Using Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) to Strengthen Peace, Reconciliation and Social Cohesion”.
The administered version of this course is made of 8 modules with mandatory activities and tailor-made tutoring. The course will resume in September. For this summer, we have created a MOOC version comprising the 8 modules into 5, essentially knowledge-based and offering greater flexibility in terms of learning speed.