Creating a space where people can meet, talk and break down stereotypes
Our dialogue facilitator is experienced in Scriptural Reasoning, handling difficult issues with effective dialogue tools.
Interfaith Encounters can take almost any shape and is open to anyone, with the strict barring of missional/evangelistic activities of any kind. Sessions are usually issue-based and can take the form of Havrutas or other dialogue tools such as ‘Fishbowl.’
Havrutas (Scriptural Reasoning)
Involves texts from the three Abrahamic faiths exploring topics like ‘Welcoming the stranger – the refugee crisis’ and building on common ground within each tradition. Usually, a session would go as follows:
- Setting ground rules/ rules for dialogue
- Intro to the three texts by someone from that tradition
- Break into smaller groups to discuss questions
Can also involve icebreakers, open discussions, unpacking difficult topics etc. depending on the wants/ needs of the group.
Principles and ground rules
- Ground rules (Interfaith Youth Core example)
- 10 Dialogue Principles from the Dialogue Institute at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Longer, in-depth programmes
Ideal for schools and community groups who wish to take the understanding of the ‘other’ further and include activism in their efforts.
Our programmes are completely bespoke and adaptable to participants’ needs. Interfaith Dialogue Facilitation and delivery of a project/ campaign which is aimed at building bridges that don’t crumble and strengthening resilience in the local community.
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Interfaith Encounters | South West England
We are keen to support and build interfaith projects across the South West of England. To achieve this we are currently building strategic partnerships with local organizations.
Watch this space!