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This is a reference for Marta Piszczek

Inter-religious Dialogue: Mediterranean, Caucasian and European contexts

The training activity took place
in Istanbul, Turkey
organised by SALTO EuroMed, SALTO EECA & Turkish National Agency
October 2007
Reference person

Tomasz Szopa

(SALTO EECA, co-organiser)
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Aims & objectives

The main aim of this training was to promote dialogue among different religions, spiritual and humanistic traditions as well as to prepare youth workers to deal with religious challenges in their job, mainly in the Mediterranean, Caucasian and European contexts where conflicts are increasingly associated with religious belonging.
Objectives:
•To provide educational support and time for the participants to share and reflect about their own experiences and knowledge in the field of inter-religious dialogue
•To disseminate the principles of inter-religious dialogue using different means
•To identify common elements in relation with the other religions that help participants built common understanding
•To help and support participants in improving their competence in the field of inter-religious dialogue
•To allocate space for the participants to develop project ideas in the field of inter-religious dialogue in the Mediterranean, Caucasian and European areas.
•To develop specific methods and necessary tools for better cooperation in the future.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The participants were youth workers and youth leaders from Youth Programme, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Caucasus countries.
Team composition: trainers from Lebanon, Germany, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Poland.

Training methods used & main activities

Methodology of the course was based on the approach and practice of non-formal education including working groups, plenary sessions, field & home visits, evaluation groups, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcome of the TC can be find in the following report: https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/cultural-diversity/publications/archive/faith-religion-and-dialogue-educational-report/

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was co-trainer in this activity.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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