DialoguePerspectives. Discussing Religions and Worldviews was established by ELES in 2015 and is now is an independent programme. It is dedicated to the development and establishment of new and innovative forms of interfaith-worldview dialogue. Its mission is to meaningfully contribute to European understanding and collaboration, to the strengthening and defence of European civil society, and to the shaping of a pluralistic and democratic Europe grounded in the principle of solidarity.
Since 2015, more than 200 students and doctoral candidates of diverse religious and worldview orientations have come together through the programme. With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, the program has been extended to a European platform for training future leaders in academia, culture, politics, and business to become experts in a new, societally-oriented interfaith-worldview dialogue.
The participants reflect the religious, political, and societal plurality of European society. They incorporate their diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a fertile ground for exchange, finding an urgently necessary space for encounter, exchange, and dialogue at DialoguePerspectives.
Religiöse Bildung schafft die Voraussetzung für Dialog [...]. Begegnung und Dialog sind wesentliche Voraussetzung für Toleranz. Wir brauchen Orte für diesen Dialog und einer dieser Orte ist das Programm Dialogperspektiven.
Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel a. D.