This 30 hours course looks at the theology behind interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims in Europe and the way it is being practiced.

Topics that will be addressed:

  • The meaning and place of dialogue in Christianity and Islam;
  • The theological foundations of dialogue;
  • Different types of dialogue, such as dialogue of life, dialogue of theological exchange etc.
  • The purpose and intended outcome of interfaith dialogue;
  • History of interfaith dialogue;
  • Successes and challenges in interfaith dialogue;
  • Dialogue and mission/dawah;
  • Interfaith dialogue versus intrafaith dialogue;
  • Examples and best practices of interfaith dialogue in Europe:
    • Interfaith documents (e.g. A Common Word)
    • Interfaith declarations
    • Interfaith organisations/institutions