Interreligious Dialogue Resources

Dialogue can happen through any medium, be it art, music, sacred text, food, or any other realm of human existence. Approached as a contemplative exercise, dialogue is not about flattening identities or amalgamating traditions. Rather, it is the opportunity to know oneself better and to break through barriers, often supported by prejudice or ignorance, that prevent us from appreciating and learning from humanity's kaleidoscopic diversity and beauty. Below, you'll find some of the GTU's current projects and further resources. Enjoy!

 

Interreligious Education and Pedagogy Project

From 2015 to 2019, the GTU engaged in the Interreligious Education & Pedagogy Project (IEPP), a four-year effort exploring the current state of interreligious education in seminaries and theological schools.

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Peace

A collective initiative by the schools of the GTU consortium, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Peace” explores the cross-sections between interreligious dialogue, spirituality, and civic engagement in our contemporary democracy. 

Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times

This initiative offers written reflections and videos from scholars, spiritual leaders, and cultural critics from across the GTU, exploring the meaning and challenges of spiritual care, ethics, and leadership in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Sustainability 360

This initiative aims to be an incubator for cutting-edge research and projects that operate at the intersection of Sustainability Studies and religion within pluralist, multireligious contexts. 

Madrasa-Midrasha Program

A collaborative interreligious effort between the GTU Centers for Jewish and Islamic Studies, the Madrasa-Midrasha Program explores the richness, diversity, differences, and commonalities of the Jewish and Islamic traditions. 

Interfaith Youth Core

IFYC is now a national nonprofit that equips the next generation of citizens and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for leadership in a religiously diverse world. Partnering with educational institutions and civic organizations, IFYC is dedicated to making interfaith cooperation the norm and building Interfaith America in the 21st century.

The Pluralism Project

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies and interprets the changing religious landscape of the United States. We conduct research with the help of students, in collaboration with others in our field, and in partnership with religious communities and interfaith organizations. Our award-winning educational resources are informed by this ongoing research.

“Pluralism: Problems and Promise,” Journal of Interreligious Studies (Issue 17, Summer 2015)

Interfaith dialogue: Principles and guidelines

This compendium of concise and handy resources provides insight into the interfaith movement and its treasure chest of wisdom and learning opportunities. The collection explores the goals, types and stages of dialogue and touches on issues such as interfaith etiquette, listening, peace-building, hospitality, respectful presence and dialogue-versus-debate. These principles and guidelines are useful for those who are new to interfaith as well as for veterans of interfaith work. Continue to the full guidebook.