Inter-Religious Dialogue

11-03-2006

The European Commission proposed that 2008 be the Year of Intercultural Dialogue. In the context of its report on the Commission‘s proposal, the Committee on Culture and Education asked for a briefing paper on inter-religious dialogue. The paper was commissioned to Prof. Jamal Malik, an expert on intercultural dialogue in Europe and Asia. The author gives his views on how to engage in a sustainable intercultural and inter-religious dialogue. He deals with the form and the content of dialogue, with dialogue partners and forums and with the possibilities and limits of intercultural dialogue. His recommendations for European policy makers focus on the institutionalisation of dialogue as well as on education and media policies.

The European Commission proposed that 2008 be the Year of Intercultural Dialogue. In the context of its report on the Commission‘s proposal, the Committee on Culture and Education asked for a briefing paper on inter-religious dialogue. The paper was commissioned to Prof. Jamal Malik, an expert on intercultural dialogue in Europe and Asia. The author gives his views on how to engage in a sustainable intercultural and inter-religious dialogue. He deals with the form and the content of dialogue, with dialogue partners and forums and with the possibilities and limits of intercultural dialogue. His recommendations for European policy makers focus on the institutionalisation of dialogue as well as on education and media policies.