Outreach & Participation

The Dialogue Society maintains the importance of actively pursuing constructive, critical and open dialogue with a whole range of people, professions and practices, trying to reach a wider and more diverse audience than is usually associated with intercultural dialogue. Broadly speaking, the Dialogue Society is keen to explore and develop dialogue with community organisations and their grassroots, policy-makers and parliamentarians, think tanks and universities. These forms of outreach are aimed both at offering the Dialogue Society's contributions and also at noting any feedback and comments that can helpfully inform its work. By targeting the four sectors of community, policy, academia and media, the Dialogue Society aims to develop a more nuanced and balanced understanding of relevant social and political issues and to contribute its own perspective in a range of forums. In all its outreach, the Dialogue Society is keen to explore new discussions and partnerships.

To date, the Dialogue Society's directors and staff have addressed large and small audiences at community-based events, academic conferences and policy-maker briefings. Community-based contributions often involve an exposition of the Dialogue Society's motivation, principles and strategies for dialogue. Dialogue Society staff are often asked how to increase interest in and contribution to dialogue and community-based initiatives. They draw on a wealth of experience at the community level in responding to such questions. In addition, the Dialogue Society actively pursues dialogue with policy-makers and researchers on issues that relate to its areas of interest. The Dialogue Society organises such briefings to introduce its work and exchange ideas, offering advice for improvement at the policy level while noting feedback for delivery at the community level.

To extend outreach and participation, the Dialogue Society is appointing a number of London and regional representatives. They will be engaging actively with stakeholders and community groups to further the Dialogue Society's objectives in their assigned areas. To read more, please click here.

In addition, the Dialogue Society produces, publishes and disseminates literature relating to community, policy and academia which complements its outreach and advocacy efforts. In 2010 it will publish a series of community-targeted Dialogue Manuals. In 2009, it published a policy recommendation paper entitled 'Deradicalisation by Default'. These publications serve as useful tools for outreach and advocacy work.

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Dialogue Society stand at Civil Service Live 2013 01 Jul 2013
Dialogue Society Annual Advisors Dinner 26 Jun 2013
Civil Service Live 2012 03 Jul 2012
Dialogue Society Annual Advisors Dinner 26 Jun 2012
Islington Against Famine: Award for East London Representative 17 Sep 2011
Civil Service Live 2011 05 Jul 2011
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, Visits the Dialogue Society 15 Jun 2011
Dialogue Society Board of Advisors Annual Meeting, North 17 Feb 2011
Dialogue Society at the Fabian Society New Year Conference 15 Jan 2011
Inter-Faith Week Reception 22 Nov 2010
Dialogue Society at the Conservative Party Conference 02 Oct 2010
Dialogue Society at the Labour Party Conference 26 Sep 2010
Meeting with Sister Dalia Mogahed 23 Mar 2010
The Role of Chaplains in Public Sector Institutions: Experiences from Muslim Communities 22 Mar 2010
A Middle East briefing from Minister of State Ivan Lewis 16 Mar 2010
The Foreign Policy Centre's Annual reception hosted by The Rt Hon David Miliband, The Foreign Secretary 09 Feb 2010
Reception hosted by Mr Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe 08 Feb 2010
Free Muslims: Autonomy and Creativity organised by BMSD 08 Feb 2010
Operation Nicole 06 Feb 2010
The Launch of the Runnymede Perspective: 'Conservatism and Community Cohesion' written by Dominic Grieve QC MP 12 Jan 2010
Conservative Annual Conference: Dialogue Society Stand 05 Oct 2009
Labour Annual Conference: Dialogue Society Stand 27 Sep 2009
The Mosaic Media Network Launch 14 May 2008
Meeting: The Dialogue Society Facilitates Partnership in Education 11 Apr 2008
Visit to Wisdom School by students from the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln 31 Jan 2008
Tawbah and Teshuvah 15 Sep 2007
The Significance of Prayer in Faith 04 Jul 2007
Father Brian's Retirement Party 05 May 2007
Easter Vigil Programme 07 Apr 2007
Interfaith Seminar with PC Garrett Pennery 21 Jun 2006
Women's Interfaith Sharing Circles; Life After Death 05 May 2006
Easter Vigil Programme 15 Apr 2006
Women's Interfaith Sharing Circles; Religious Boundaries - What Would Transgress Your Boundary? 01 Apr 2006
Celebration of St George's Day 24 Mar 2006
Women's Interfaith Sharing Circles; 'Family of faiths – Whose Faith?' 04 Feb 2006
Women's Interfaith Sharing Circles; Initial Meeting -Ice Breaker Session 05 Jan 2006
Remembering 9/11 11 Sep 2003
Audience with Dr. George Carey, the then Archbishop of Canterbury 20 Mar 1999
Celebration of St George's Day 23 Apr 1995