Advance social cohesion by connecting communities through dialogue; empower people to engage; contribute to the development of ideas on dialogue and community building; facilitate dialogue on a whole range of social issues, regardless of any particular faith or religion.
The Dialogue Society is a registered charity, established in London in 1999, with the aim of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities, empowering people to engage and contributing to the development of ideas on dialogue and community building.
The Dialogue Society offers three courses to enhance skills for dialogue and proactive citizenship: the Dialogue School, the Success School and the Media School. The aim of these projects is to increase the competence and confidence of young people and community groups in the UK, thereby helping them to bring their own communities together
- Community Outreach
The Dialogue Society's primary form of outreach in London is through a number of 'community co-ordinators' who focus on grass roots dialogue work in a particular borough. Periodic community events such as distribution of traditional Anatolian 'Noah's Pudding', similarly facilitate community connections. At the regional branches, volunteers organise a range of community activities, including community engagement dinners and tree-planting days
- Intercultural Exploration Trips
The Dialogue Society organises periodic delegations abroad with a view to enhancing intercultural interaction and inter-institutional partnership. Participants are enabled to explore in a different culture, social and political issues with relevance to their experience in the UK. Thus, as well as fostering warm relationships between people of different cultures, faiths and nationalities, the trips provoke reflection and dialogue on shared goals, common problems and the relative merits of diverse approaches and solutions.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
UK - UK - Turkey - Turkmenistan - UK