In the Spirit of Dialogue: Nergiz Balakishiyeva
Nergiz Balakishiyeva from the World Organization of the Scout Movement speaks about dialogue and Scouting at the event "In the Spirit of Dialogue," an event in partnership with the Austrian National Radio (Oe1), in partnership with the Austria Kultur/ The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Holy See, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, representing the Centre’s Council of Parties. Interreligious Dialogue is much more than conversation, debate or discussion. It is an important tool for preventive diplomacy, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution. It has value for policymakers, religious leaders, and civil society. When done right, with expert facilitation, it can heal emotional and psychological trauma. At the same time, interreligious dialogue can be difficult, risky, and sometimes even dangerous, and requires skill and experience to perform correctly.