The online course titled ‘Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People’ explores the role of interfaith education in preventing forms of violent extremism and building resilient communities.

It covers five important topics:

What is violent extremism and why does it occur?

What is resilience and how does it offer a protection from the influences of extremism? How does interfaith education contribute to resilience?

What are the main principles and approaches to interfaith work? How can religious literacy be helpful to counter bias and create trust among people from different religious backgrounds?

Interfaith in Action: How has the interfaith field evolved over time and what lessons have been learnt?

Drafting your own interfaith dialogue project: practical tips and guidelines to build your own project.

This course is designed for anyone interested in radicalisation but will be of interest to civil society activists, religious organisations, formal and non-formal educators, social workers and local authorities.

It starts on 13 January 2020. More information can be found here.

The online course is provided by European University Institute (EUI) under the BRaVE Project. It aims to bring together a broad range of expertise from those researching and working to build resilience against violent extremism and polarisation.