WR73: Inter Faith Dialogue for young people: Innovative ways to allow for encounter in areas lacking in cultural/religious diversity

Summary: The study has arisen from an awareness of the real need for young people throughout the country to engage in inter-faith dialogue across different cultural and religious boundaries. It builds on work already done at Coopers’ Company and Coborn School with models of dialogue which include video-conferencing, the Inter-Faith Forums, and visiting of communities/places of worship, all of which students have been participating in for several years. The research includes also two innovative models of practices in two schools in the South-West. Each model has been evaluated according to the same overarching criteria, but each has the strengths and weaknesses of their own particular context. The Philosophy for Children model which we have been working with will be discussed by me separately, in later research.