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, nowa-days 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 an online course enti-tled, “Using Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) to Strengthen Peace, Reconciliation and Social Cohesion”. The course has been customized to address the evolving needs of religious leaders, policy- and decision makers, KAICIID Fellows, faith based organizations, interna-tional organizations, civil society organizations, and government officials.
It is the result of a collaboration with renowned universities such as the University of Montreal, the Complutense University of Madrid and the In- stitute for the Sciences of Religions in Barcelona.