Making Dialogue Effective, Panel Discussion 2 – Effectiveness at the Grassroots: Seeking the Personal and the Genuine

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Midlands Academy Mansion House 41 Guildhall Lane, LEICESTER, LE1 5FR

Dr John Madeley

Dr John Madeley

Senior Lecturer in Government in the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

Revd Canon Dr John Hall

Director, St Philip's Centre

Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra

Imam in Leicester and Chair of the Interfaith Relations Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain

This discussion is the second in a series of six discussions exploring how to make intercultural dialogue (a term intended to imply all shades of dialogue, including interfaith dialogue) more effective. Panellists engaged professionally with intercultural and interfaith dialogue will focus on the quality of the relationships initiated through this dialogue. How can dialogue go beyond superficial interactions to promote deeper understanding and genuine relationship?

Questions to be considered:

  • What kinds of relationships are initiated through dialogue projects?
  • Do they go beyond the superficial level?
  • Do they involve genuine understanding of the other, and what kind?
  • Do they continue outside the context of the project or meeting?
  • What kinds of relationships do we want to be initiating?
  • In the experience of panellists and guests, which dialogue techniques, projects and activities
  • promote deeper understanding and genuine relationships?