This series of the ID Talks will take you on a journey through faith, belief and how to build projects to encompass different perspectives in your youth & community projects.
Religion and interfaith dialogue are interconnected with every aspect of life. If religion is not part of the solution, it risks being part of the problem. It is important to look into the psychological, social and political dynamics of religion and its role in nowadays societies and politics.
By perceiving interfaith dialogue as a positive resource and engaging in it meaningfully, we can build bridges across diverse communities, promote understanding, respect and peace. Therefore, we should explore diverse forms of faith, spiritual and religious beliefs, and the practice of interfaith dialogue.
With this series, we want to delve into the realms of community and peace building through the lens of interfaith dialogue. We will be looking into ways to build constructive dialogue and discussing the role of youth work in fostering positive interactions among individuals with different religious, faith or spiritual beliefs.
We will analyse the intersections of religion with pressing topics such as war, conflicts, polarisation, racism, migration, civil society and politics, and how interfaith dialogue helps in mitigating challenges faced by policymakers and practitioners.
The ID Talks are a series of 5 online workshops on 5 major topics to form a general understanding of interfaith dialogue and its link to community building and quality youth work. They feature youth workers, professionals and volunteers from all over the world to share insights, research findings, food for thought, good practices or inspirational stories. They will guide participants through the pressing matters and challenges affecting interfaith dialogue and inspire them to make their programmes and organisations more inclusive, embrace human differences, look ahead and picture how the future of youth work and Inclusion & Diversity might be.
Each workshop begins with an input from a guest speaker. Afterwards, participants have the opportunity to engage in the discussion, ask questions and share about their own realities and experiences.
Every other Wednesday at 13h CET, from 14 February until 10 April 2024.
For all those interested in fostering positive dialogue, understanding diverse perspectives and contributing to community and peace-building initiatives: believers, atheists, doubters, seekers, young people, youth workers, youth leaders, professionals and volunteers involved in ID in the EU youth programmes, as well as all those interested in youth work and Inclusion & Diversity topics.
How to register?
Fill in and submit the registration here!
IMPORTANT NOTE: although there is a deadline, it’s always possible to register at any time for the sessions that will still take place.
All registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting a week before each session takes place.