Promising Practices is a collation and expansion of existing documentation on promising practices in interreligious dialogue. Our database offers guidelines and focuses on the concrete implementation of interreligious and intercultural dialogue practices around the world.
Through providing different aspects and ideas our aim is to compliment the great work that has been already done in the field of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. Information and field data published in this resource are for informational purposes only, and neither KAICIID nor the Dialogue Knowledge Hub guarantee in any way success of the implementation of the activity.
While we wish all the activities and initiatives featured in this resource could be replicable in as many context around the world as possible, there are often certain limitations, such as the suitability for particular cultures or religious communities. However, there is always room to explore and adjust activities in regards to the community’s environment.
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- Confessional / Religious / Spiritual Activities
- Freedom of Religion and Belief
- Intercultural Dialogue
- Interreligious Dialogue
- Intrareligious Dialogue
The practice of interfaith prayer is an initiative that can take place anytime, anywhere. It is especially appropriate when there is a natural disaster or tragedy affecting a community. It can also be used during times of peace. Interfaith prayers aim to emphasize the common values of the religions involved. It can also be used when and important religious leader passes away. This gives believers of different faiths the opportunity to come together in an act of solidarity and goodwill. Another form of interfaith prayer involves believers from different denominations of the same religion uniting for prayers at the same location and praying in the same language. This aims at compensating for reduced resources of religious minorities, while giving participants the opportunity to unite with people of different practices in a common prayer. An organization can also invite individuals to a gathering, where they reflect on scriptures from different religions. These workshops emphasize the similarities between religions, instead of just highlighting the differences. Interfaith prayers require a space where individuals can gather, regardless of their faith, to observe a moment of prayer, meditation, or silence, thus share a spiritual moment side by side.