Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination

Programme description

The Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination training programme provides an educational process that transforms obstacles presented by different perspectives on religion into opportunities for social transformation.

Participants are encouraged and aided to reflect on, and then share, their own perspectives with regards to religion, faith, and belief systems, including those who have a secular or no faith background. As a result, many participants report that they feel empowered to engage with the topics in a new and motivating way.

This is the core programme in the Belieforama suite and is a pre-requisite for subsequent thematic programmes.

Training objectives

The objectives of the ‘Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination’ training programme are to

  • raise awareness of the uniqueness of each individual’s religion and belief identity
  • facilitate dialogue and sharing of experiences in the area of religion and culture
  • increase understanding of concepts and issues related to religion and belief diversity
  • enable participants to recognise contemporary manifestations of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination related to religion
  • and to develop individual skills for creating inclusive intercultural environments.

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