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Nominate a Hero of Dialogue

Thank you for your nominations. The deadline for this year's publication has passed. Successful candidates will be notified by November 2018. 


Nominate “Heroes of Dialogue”

Over the past decade our communities have faced growing poverty, inequality, terrorism, displacement, conflict and incitement to hatred and violence. Yet, despite these challenges, there are individuals and organizations around the world who work tirelessly to foster safe, inclusive and just communities through the transformative power of dialogue.

Today, more than ever, the stories of “dialogue heroes” among us – individual agents of hope and change who have committed themselves to fostering peaceful coexistence in their communities – need to be heard.

If you know of an inspirational individual who has contributed to fostering peace in his/her community and used dialogue to bridge difference, we would welcome their nomination! The top candidates will be featured in a hardcover publication so that their stories can serve as an inspiration for others to become dialogue advocates in their own communities.



Candidates may be from any country, age group, and religious or ethnic background. They are not required to be affiliated with the Centre; however, nominees need to have used interreligious/intercultural dialogue to further peaceful coexistence. Furthermore, their featured story or project must align with the Centre’s values.


Selection Criteria

The International Dialogue Centre KAICIID welcomes the nomination of any candidate who fulfils all, or a majority of the following characteristics:

1. Demonstrated leadership in fostering safe, inclusive and just communities.

2. An active builder of bridges across communities of religious and ethnic difference.

3. Firmly committed to reducing discrimination or violence against marginalized communities

4. Successfully equipping communities in conflict areas with dialogue, mediation, or conflict resolution skills.

5. Actively raising awareness locally and/or globally about the positive, transformative power of dialogue.

6. Effectively implementing initiatives which promote mutual understanding, peaceful coexistence, and social cohesion.


Selection Process

Individuals will be chosen for the book based on a ranking of criteria from nominations received during the open application period. Preference will be given to nominees who are not regularly in the spotlight or frequently highlighted in KAICIID publications. Please note that the eligibility of all individuals will be subject to verification of the accuracy of application materials. The selection process may also include interviews with references familiar with the nominee’s contributions to peace building.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others for the award.

Selected individuals will be contacted before November 1, 2018.


About The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)

KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization that promotes dialogue to build peace in conflict areas. It does this by enhancing understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and followers of different religions.


The Centre’s Values:

  • We believe in the sanctity of life and the inherent dignity of the person.
  • We believe that religion is an enabler of respect and reconciliation.
  • We believe that dialogue among people of different religions and cultures is the path to lasting peace and social cohesion.
  • We affirm the purposes and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
  • These equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.



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The Hero of Dialogue
Please list 2 additional references who are familiar with the work of the nominee.