Inter religious-Inter faith Dialogue

Course description


There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There

will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.’-Dr.

Hans Küng, 31 March 2005, at the opening of an exhibit on the world’s religions

at Santa Clara University. This module will study both the past and present Inter Religious-Inter-Faith Dialogue, relating theory to practice and revealing the complexity and potential of each.

Aim: To enable fellows have a detailed knowledge of at least two major developments, debates in inter-religious inter-faith dialogue.

Objectives: To understand the potential contributions of Inter Religious-Inter faith dialogue to peace building; philosophies/ thinkers in inter-religious interfaith dialogue

To understand factors influencing the theory and practice of Inter Religious-Inter faith dialogue


The module will cover: the general concept of interreligious and interfaith dialogue and the important role play they in peace building, it will cover the, philosophies/ thinkers, theories and practices of Inter Religious-Inter faith dialogue and it will Finally provide examples/ cases where Inter Religious-Inter faith dialogue practices has been practiced.


-Biljana Popovska, Zhanet Ristoska, Pablo Payet (2017). The Role of Interreligious and Interfaith Dialogue in the Post-Secular World,

-Peter Admirand (2016). Dialogue in the Face of a Gun? Interfaith Dialogue and Limiting Mass Atrocities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol.99, no.3, pp. 267-290.

-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark (2019). Unlocking the Potentials of Interreligious Dialogue for Sustainable Development.

-Chemchemi Ya Ukweli, (2010). Manual for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Nairobi.

-Joseph W. Olson (2018). Interreligious Dialogue from a Christian Perspective: A short Course in Inter-Faith Relations.

-Summer B. Twiss (2018). Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue (1st Ed), Routledge.

Paul Hedges, Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of

Religions (SCM 2010)

-Inter-Faith Resource Guides, (2006). Leaders of the Muslim Faith to leaders of the Christian Faith, Research report.

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