Effectiveness in Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue: Can it be Defined? How do We Measure it?

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: University of Northampton, Park Campus
Time: 18:00
With: The Revd Canon David Wiseman, Area Dean of Greater Northampton

Abstract

To explore how to make intercultural dialogue (a term which is intended to imply all shades of dialogue, including interfaith dialogue) more effective and to consider what aims agencies and groups concerned with dialogue have; what “effectiveness” means in view of these aims and whether, and how, the effectiveness of dialogue can be measured or monitored.

Questions To Be Considered

  • What is the point of intercultural/ interfaith dialogue?
  • Does it work?y
  • What exactly are people involved in dialogue trying to achieve?
  • Given their/our aims, what does it mean for dialogue to be “effective”?
  • Can we, and should we, measure or monitor the effectiveness of dialogue?
  • If so, how?
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