The Dialogue Institute trains groups of students, scholars, professionals, and others in the philosophy and methodologies of interreligious dialogue. Seminars of varying lengths afford participants hands-on learning and practice in dialogue, as well as the opportunity to experience the rich heritage of interreligious engagement present in the history and social fiber of Philadelphia.
Middle Eastern Dialogue Symposia
The Dialogue Institute collaborates with the Western Studies Institute to hold Saudi-American seminars on topics of intellectual and cultural mutual interest. Since 2008, eight symposia have covered topics as diverse as: the Prophetic Traditions; Hadith and the Transmission of Faith; Biography and History; and Authority and Revelation. Ongoing study together tackles differences of interpretation using dialogic skills to increase understanding and respect.