PRACTITIONER’S RESOURCE BOOK- TOOLKIT ON INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND SDG
The Practitioner’s Resource Book, with inputs from Indian Fellows, outcomes of the KFN-India seminars, and other IRD specialists, will be designed as a comprehensive guide to support any IRD related programmes of any individual, organisations, communities or any other stakeholder. The Practitioner’s Resource Book is intended to:
Provide a general overview of the nature and scope of IRD that can be used for informational, self-learning, training and educational purposes;
Highlight the positive links that can be built around a specific set of SDGs (4, 5, and 16) and used in advocating IRD for and contributing to the achievement of SDGs. And
Present a guide to discussion, planning and implementation of any programme around IRD issues within religious communities and in larger social settings.
The Resource Book will be divided into different sections or chapters. With an overall introduction to both SDGs and IRD, each of the following chapters will be built around a thematic head, followed by a setoff ‘resource materials” for further readings and references. A chapter will be devoted to the role of religious and other social communities in addressing IRD and the importance of engagement with key stakeholders. Interreligious dialogue (IRD) reinforces diversity and promotes dialogic communication with other individuals, groups and communities as well as with oneself. It is an ongoing process of individual and collective self-learning that promotes a constructive way of living peacefully together in a multi-religious, multicultural and multifaceted world.