Leaders for Interreligious Understanding Progam
LIU program aims to build the cognitive, behavioral and entrepreneurial capacities of young European and Arab leaders in managing religious diversity and to develop their role as change agents for social cohesion and peace-building within and between societies. This is reached through a cross-cultural dialogue and integrative formation process, with a framework of partnership and common initiatives as well as within a multi-faith and international network.
Mid- level leaders in Education, Politics, Religion, Media or Civil society
Personal and professional outcomes:
On the personal and professional levels this program allows participants to:
Ghada Ghazal - Syria - Teacher at Al-Andaluse Institute for Islamic Studies
Syria is passing through crucial times, and we need to be prepared to bring people together again, help them to overcome feelings of hatred and revenge and start building together a peaceful society. My contribution would be, based on what we learned in LIU, to organize workshops and seminars for interreligious dialogue, stimulating encounters between people from different religious backgrounds, teaching the courses I followed in LIU, without forgetting to publish in various media channels (blog, TV…) about this experience.
Religion and Extremism: Sources and Responses for a Contemporary Challenge
The e-course is divided into 6 modules:
Module 1: What is Extremism?
Module 2: Sources of Extremism: Global and Political Contexts
Module 3: Religion and Extremism
Module 4: Religious Extremism: Case Studies
Module 5: Responses and Resources
Module 6: How to Counter-Act?
The seminar allows participants to
Face to face seminar -2015
The 5 day face-to-face seminar has the practical aim to have the participants develop with the help of experts, a tool that can be used for the promotion of ideas, values and attitudes able to face extremism and extremist ideas.
Notes: This course is currently not open for the public
Fees and Scholarships
$7,673 for the overall program per person (e-course, face-to-face seminar and local activities)
Full scholarship provided to selected participants. Funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Danish Arab Partnership Program
- Be a national of the following program countries: Lebanon, Syria, Denmark, Egypt and Jordan.
- be between the age of 25 and 35 years of age.
- Have a proficient capacity in English in writing and speaking.
- Have a background or experience in one of the following fields: religion, politics, civil society, media (new and mainstream), and education. Applicants from other fields can apply.
- Have significant demonstrated leadership skills and are capable of reaching others in their professional and social fields and circles to promote the program’s concept.
- Believe in the role of interreligious dialogue and collaboration in enhancing mutual understanding and peace-building within and between Danish and Arab societies and in the role of young leaders from various fields in countering extremism.