DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for the 2021 KAICIID Fellows Programme

28 February 2020

We’re seeking dialogue practitioners from all over the world for the 2021 KAICIID International Fellows Programme.

What is the International Fellows Programme? 

The one-year Fellows Programme brings together religious leaders, educators and interreligious dialogue practitioners from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and other religious backgrounds from around the world for training in dialogue facilitation, intercultural communication and promoting social cohesion. Since 2015, nearly 350 Fellows from 65 countries have participated in the programme. After the programme, Fellows are skilled in dialogue facilitation, and are equipped to educate their students and communities about interreligious dialogue (IRD), as well as to become active peace advocates in their communities. 

“The KAICIID Fellows programme changed my worldview completely on issues such as perception, dialogue, and living with difference. Through trainings on dialogue, resource mobilisation and identity, I learnt a lot about conflict resolution, dialogue facilitation and respect for humanity.” - the Very Rev Dr Ishanesu Sextus Gusha, Deanery of St Mary and All Saints Cathedral Harare, Zimbabwe.

What will I learn? 

The comprehensive programme equips Fellows with the dialogue skills needed to tackle real world challenges, and involve their institutions and communities through effective collaboration for change. Training modules target the precise skills the Fellows say they need most: such as education in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, project design and valuable knowledge on mobilising partners and resources. As part of their dialogue training, Fellows receive funding to implement grassroots interreligious dialogue projects in their own communities. After the programme, graduates become part of the Fellows Network where they have access to further professional development and funding.

Who can apply? 

We are looking for religious leaders, educators and interreligious dialogue practitioners who train/teach future religious leaders and have the courage, conviction and capacity to contribute to peace and social transformation around the world. Are you ready to be part of the next generation of leaders or changemakers who are impacting the world through dialogue?

Apply here before 10 June 2020.