"I learned to not only engage in productive and intellectually stimulating dialogue, but also how to create an environment in which dialogue can flourish."
"The (DI's SUSI program) made me more open to different opinions and has widened my perspective about the world."
"The whole concept of keeping my faith while understanding, respecting and actually listening to the other side through a dialogue has since shaped the person I am today."
"As a result of my SUSI experience, I certainly have a better understanding of others and a greater interest in their traditions."
"The DI program provided me with a tool, a methodology for training others. It is my experience with the DI that inspired me to create a center for interreligious and intercultural dialogue within the Catholic University of Salvador."
"I have more respect for everyone to live as they wish. And I'm fighting every day to ensure that's the case in my own country. Different cultures, religions and political opinions should be able to live together."
"The SUSI program was the main turning point in my life, shifting from being a closed-minded person who believed in one rigid identity toward a person who is always willing to learn about himself through the different 'other.'"
"(My SUSI experience) totally changed my personal life and mindset. I am more open-minded for religion pluralism and I am interested more in studying about religions. "
"The SUSI program helped me to find my passion, which is religious pluralism, including conflict resolution."
"My experience with the DI and my collegial relationships with its staff are my point of reference in this work to promote religious pluralism."