»Towards Tolerant and Plural Dialogues of Values and Religions in the Euro-Mediterranean«

26 – 27 September 2019

The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS)

Lundqvist Room – Adriatico Guesthouse

Strada Costiera 11, Trieste

Workshop Programme

The MED-HUB project is organising this workshop with the aim of mapping the relevant knowledge and discussing latest research results in terms of values and religion throughout the EURO-MED region, with special focus on contemporary theories and practices of interreligious dialogues in the region. The purpose of the workshop is that by creating a community of scholars, teachers and other relevant stakeholders (NGOs, associations, etc.) we will be able to suggest new ways of how to teach future Euro-Mediterranean studies in the field of interreligious dialogue and education.

The topics addressed will be:

  • Current theories and practices of interreligious dialogue and related kinds of intercultural communication
  • Values and paths of interreligious dialogues in the era of (in)security and fear
  • Addressing the limitations and recent cultural criticisms of interreligious dialogue
  • Particularities of the history and present situation of interreligious relations in the Euro-Mediterranean and its relevancy for the future of interreligious relationships
  • The importance of the common values for intercultural negotiation and education, in the context of religious and worldview differences in the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Educational aspects: ways towards teaching youth a tolerant dialogue between cultures, values and religions
  • Intercultural dialogue within the framework of changing political paradigms and new connectivities
  • Proposal for the »Mediterranean Nathan chair on interreligious education« to be jointly installed in Trieste & Piran

Registration to this event is compulsory. No entry to the building on the dates can be ensured without timely registration. Deadline for registration is 18.9.2019.