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Connect2Dialogue: Introducing the new networking space for experts in interreligious dialogue

This webinar will introduce and demonstrate the newly launched platform Connect2Dialogue to existing and potential new members of the IRD community, to answer any questions you may have.

Connect2Dialogue offers an online safe space to dialogue. 

Connect2Dialogue is a global, innovative flagship networking platform to raise awareness and connect members of the wider IRD community.

  • Unique to the ever-growing field of organizations and individuals working in the IRD.
  • Sustainable, as it presents an essential tool for interaction, dissemination of news, information and enables connection between their members.

The two main pillars of the IRD Online resources are the IRD Directory of international, regional and national organisations and “Who is Who in IRD” a directory of individuals from around the world focusing their work on interreligious and intercultural dialogue.

The two directories were initiated and developed with the aim to connect members of the global IRD field, encouraging individuals and organizations to collaborate and share knowledge and be successful in achieving their missions. Together they build a network which presents a great medium to support each other’s work and be used to provide a space for visibility of IRD initiatives worldwide.

The new digital space will continue to offer resources to the general public but will also offer special members-only features such as the ability to expand personal contacts both regionally and around the world, foster partnerships with others working on similar projects, exchange ideas and resources, and form interest groups. Additionally, members will have access to job boards and funding opportunities, as well as a shared calendar of interreligious dialogue events.

Membership is free and open to anyone working in dialogue; however, an application and verification process ensures the safety of members who may operate in sensitive areas of the world.

There will be two opportunities to join us:

- Monday 6th December at 5 PM CET or

- Wednesday 8th December at 10 AM CET - choose the date while registering-  registration required. 


Anja Piskur

Anja Piskur is a professional with over 6 years of international experiences in programme and community management, conducting extensive research and developing online resources and web content. As a Programme Manager for the Peace Mapping Programme and Virtual Platforms at KAICIID, she is coordinating the Centre's DKH Online Resources: Peace Map IRD Directory, Promising Practices and Dialogue Voices. She is studying for her second master's degree in Applied Human Rights and Art at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. In the past, she completed a BA in Cultural Studies, and an MA in Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana, and has studied in Slovenia, Denmark and Germany. She has vast experience in conducting research and field work in the Balkans, Uganda and Myanmar. Additionally, Anja is PMP certified and was trained in Social Innovation Management and Community Management. Anja has interest in documenting and film-making, engaging grassroots, therefore she also finished a school of Visual Ethnography and her first ethnographic movie was presented at the Days of Ethnographic Film festival in Ljubljana in 2015.


Elizabeth Jane Perks is Programme Manager for a portfolio of KAICIID’s Online Resources on the Dialogue Knowledge Hub including the online directory of individuals expert and active in interreligious dialogue “Who is Who in IRD”, Statements for Peaceful Coexistence, Interfaith Calendars and the Almanac of Cyclical IRD events. Elizabeth also leads the management and coordination of the community interest groups for the Members of the online directories. Elizabeth has over 30 years work experience in international organisations and legal environments at executive level in the UK, Germany and Austria. She grew up in the UK in a rich Scouting (WOSM) & Guiding (WAGGS) environment, which certainly influenced her strong belief in community spirit and the power of youth. On moving to Austria in 1993, Elizabeth joined the Austrian Scouting Association to then become the Group Scout Leader of her local troop, and District Commissioner supporting around 15 scout troops for well over 15 years. In the spirit, she passed on as best she could all that she had learned during her own youth, as well as learning from the younger generations.

Where Online Zoom Application
Time Europe/Lisbon
Language English
Interpretation English