KAICIID International Fellows Programme

Exchange programmes across religious educational institutions only exist within a few countries around the world. In most countries, exchange does not exist due either to a lack of interest, a lack of resources, and/or a lack of diversity of religious institutions. KAICIID recognises the integral part of knowledge-sharing among religious education institutions that train future leaders. The Centre aims to connect these institutions and their select teachers to a network of an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue practitioners in order to advocate for peace. The KAICIID International Fellows Programm seeks to not only address these problems but also to network institutions that train religious leaders transnationally so that interreligious dialogue can become a common feature of any religious training, whatever the religion might be.

The KAICIID International Fellows Programme brings together leaders and educators 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 by KAICIID experts. The programme equips Fellows with the skills to educate their students and communities about interreligious dialogue so they can become facilitators and leaders in the dialogue and active peace advocates in their communities.

The Fellows Programme is intended to make an impact in four areas: First by mainstreaming IRD in Fellows’ affiliated religious and educational institutions and communities. Second by helping to better equip educators at institutions with the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching IRD. Third, by building up more educators who will advocate for dialogue, are committed to the Centre’s mission, and will act as Ambassadors for Dialogue, especially in the conflict zones with KAICIID focus. Finally by regularly connecting Fellows through a Network with each other and with KAICIID.

 

Who Can Apply?

KAICIID Fellows are typically educators from academic religious institutions; however, this is not a prerequisite for acceptance to the programme. Fellows have been selected from diverse backgrounds based on a demonstrated ability to contribute to advancing interreligious dialogue for peace and reconciliation in their institutions and communities. Each Fellow participates in three residential trainings supplemented by online courses related to interreligious dialogue, coexistence and pluralism. This integrated learning process provides Fellows with a framework to facilitate their own programmes with their home insititutions. Whether experienced or new to dialogue, there are many opportunities for Fellows to dialogue with others from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions.

The Fellows Programme brings together religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion. The Fellows programme is designed to equip teachers with the skills to educate their students about interreligious dialogue; provide their students with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue; and to train their students in conflict transformation to be active peacemakers in their respective communities.

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 MEET THE FELLOWS

Programme dates

Programme First Training Second Training Third Training Implementing Initiatives
International Fellows Programme 2019 20-26 January, 2019 April 2019 December 2019 May - November 2019
Fellows Europe Regional Programme 2019 March 2019 May 2019 December 2019 May-November 2019
Fellows South –South East Asia 2019 11-17 February, 2019 April 2019  December 2019 May –November 2019