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Community

Community publications comprise publications for the general public and manuals for community organisations empowering engagement in dialogue. In this second category, the recently published Community Dialogue Manuals provide extensive advice and supporting documents to help organisations to run a range of local projects to enhance community cohesion. Downloadable here, the manuals are also being distributed across the UK.

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This volume presents some of the key insights emerging from the Dialogue Society’s 2011 ‘Making Dialogue Effective’ panel discussion series in London. It also offers a list of practical recommendations.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-3-9
This manual will help readers to facilitate neighbourly interaction through a range of events based on the tradition of Noah’s Pudding (Ashurah).

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-9-1
This manual will help readers to organise a Community Engagement Dinner to bring people from all sectors of their local community together for a meal and a discussion of issues of local importance.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-4-6
This manual will help readers to hold vibrant and welcoming open days at the mosque or other place of worship that they attend.

ISBN: 095550175-X
In 2005 the Dialogue Society produced and published an A5 Gregorian-reference diary which incorporates all the religious days and festivities of all the major religions of Europe. It also includes the national holidays of all European countries.

ISBN:978-0-9569304-3-9
This book gives a concise, readable introduction to the relationship between Islam and dialogue. Drawing on the Qur’an, the Sunna and Islamic history it demonstrates that dialogue is an integral part of the very fabric of Islam, dispelling popular misconceptions.

ISBN: 978-0-9569304-1-5
This manual provides inspiration and advice to help people of different faiths to acknowledge each other’s religious festivals, spreading goodwill and respect between different groups.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-8-4
This manual is intended to give ideas and inspiration for promoting intercultural dialogue through events and activities at a general, cultural or religious community centre.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-6-0
This manual is intended to help readers to successfully share fast-breaking meals with non-Muslim neighbours and the wider community, initiating new interaction and friendship.

Connecting Communities - Whirling Dervishes

ISBN: 095550175-X
This manual (2005) is for in-house use only. It explains how to organise a successful Whirling Dervishes event to bring communities and individuals together.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-5-3
This manual is focused on identifying potential partners with whom community groups, charities and others might organise events, whom they might turn to for help, advice and support, and whose projects they might be able to support in turn.

ISBN: 978-0-9569304-0-8
This manual complements the events-based manuals within the Community Dialogue Manual Series by helping readers to communicate their work or the work of their organisations; it is intended to empower and encourage readers to engage effectively with the mass media.

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-7-7
This manual gives ideas and advice to help readers use speed dialogue to bring people together for worthwhile conversations, whether as part of other events or as the focus of an event.

ISBN: 978-0-9569304-2-2
This manual complements the events-based manuals within the Community Dialogue Manual Series by helping readers to communicate their work or the work of their organisations; it is intended to empower and encourage readers to engage effectively with the mass media.

ISBN: 095550175-X
This book is an introduction to the life, work and message of Mevlana Jalaleddin Rumi, the famous 13th century Sufi Master. It explains how Rumi's teaching of love, acceptance and dialogue is symbolised in the performace of the whirling dervishes.