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Dialogue Knowledge Hub

Promising Practices

Promising Practices is a collation and expansion of existing documentation on promising practices in interreligious dialogue. Our database offers guidelines and focuses on the concrete implementation of interreligious and intercultural dialogue practices around the world.

Promising Practises

Describe your idea, or activity of an interfaith practice for others to replicate

Disclaimer:
Through providing different aspects and ideas our aim is to compliment the great work that has been already done in the field of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. Information and field data published in this resource are for informational purposes only, and neither KAICIID nor the Dialogue Knowledge Hub guarantee in any way success of the implementation of the activity.

While we wish all the activities and initiatives featured in this resource could be replicable in as many context around the world as possible, there are often certain limitations, such as the suitability for particular cultures or religious communities. However, there is always room to explore and adjust activities in regards to the community’s environment.

Note: The content below is displayed with the most recent upload first

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Interfaith Fund Raising Activities

A religious or interreligious group gets together to raise funds for any interreligious project. It begins with selecting which project(s) will be allocated money and how much. The process of jointly agreeing on which project(s) is/are to be funded and how crosses boundaries between those participating religious communities. It also allows to focus on activities that all parties involved consider worth supporting. Meeting rooms of religious communities or NGOs or individual homes can serve as a meeting place. By taking professional decisions connected to finance, participants practice interfaith engagement, collaboration and agreement and gain more trust in each other. This, in turn, can trigger a chain of solidarity between different faith communities.

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Interfaith Consultation Network

Several religious leaders of majority and minority groups act as volunteer consultants for national institutions of a certain country or try to resolve conflicts between groups. The individuals and groups will be able to advice on how to approach their communities and transmit knowledge about cultures and traditions in their respective beliefs. Through this, bridges are built and contact among groups and between the executive and citizens becomes more trustful.

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Interfaith Conference

An interfaith organization invites individuals from all faiths and young leaders to attend an interfaith conference. This conference should preferably take place in a country with high religious diversity. This kind of conference should happen on a regular basis to build bridges between religions and to help jumpstart a variety of a variety of interfaith projects.

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Interfaith Care Institution

One or more religious communities and/or organizations join forces to build a care center with the aim of treating or taking care of sick people from all different faiths, with a commitment to also foster interfaith dialogue as part of its activities and services. This promising practice can also be done as an ‘add-on’ to existing care institutions. Caring for people regardless of their religion can build relationships and strengthen interfaith relations. The action is designed for any religious organization that has the capacity to found an institution especially considering that specialists/doctors are needed.

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Interfaith Blood Drives

People from different faiths donate their blood for saving lives, thereby contributing to peace. Symbolically, this practice aims to convey the idea that blood can flow for positive purposes as well and not just because of conflicts. This action can happen on a set date, in any place that allows for a successful implementation. It is above all designed for organizations that attempt to bridge religious differences and strengthen interreligious dialogue through bringing together people in an intimate event.

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Organization of Informal Dialogue Meetings

People from different backgrounds meet each other in a fixed setting, i.e. coffee shops, at universities, schools, homes or online to engage in dialogue, usually on a regular basis. Through dialoguing, personal relationships may be built, especially through meeting in an informal setting, as this makes it easier for the participants to open up towards the other. Any individual or group with proper interest can organize such a meeting.

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Creation of Interfaith Meeting Space

A religious community, a local government or an NGO is providing a place dedicated to interfaith dialogue in a multireligious city or territory. The space can either be used for dialogical events or serve as a co-working dialogue space. Through sharing the space with other people and/or interfaith associations, creativity and energy is enhanced, which benefits the quality of interfaith dialogue and the resulting actions. This design may assist under-resourced interfaith charities and NGOs by decreasing their respective overall costs

The concept of Promising Practices was developed in a close collaboration with the Harvard Pluralism Project.  

The data was collected with support of our partner Interfaith Tour

Disclaimer:
The information and material published on this website is for informational purposes only. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and material published on this website, KAICIID makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, completeness, reliability, suitability, currency or comprehensiveness and assumes no liability or responsibility for any error or omission and/or for any loss, damage, liability or expense arising in connection with or attributable to any action or decision taken as a result of using or relying on the information and material of this website. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed and the actions taken by the identified stakeholder(s) are strictly those of the respective stakeholder(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the KAICIID or its Member States.