Fellows Project: The Role of Interreligious Dialogue for Peace in the Southern Thailand Conflict
In November 2015, 200 students gathered at the Fatoni University in Southern Thailand for the one-day training seminar “The role of interreligious dialogue for peace in the southern Thailand conflict.” All the participants invited to this seminar attend the course on “Islam and the Way of Life” in several faculties in Thailand. Concepts related to interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding were discussed and
analysed. The main aim of this training seminar was to provide the framework for peaceful coexistence in the southern Thailand border provinces and widen the perspectives of youth activists on religion and interreligious dialogue. The concept represented a mixture between the definition of a seminar and a training course. Specifically, it combined the comprehensive inputs and participatory outcomes of a training with the open approach of a seminar.