The Ljubljana Dialogue Society is a registered NGO, established in Ljubljana in 2007, with the aim of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities, empowering people to engage, and contributing to the development of ideas on dialogue and community building.
It does this by bringing people together through discussion forums, courses, capacity-building publications, and outreach. It operates in Ljubljana. It was founded by Turkish intellectuals inspired by the teachings and example of Muslim scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. The Ljubljana Dialogue Society is not a religious or ethnic organization. It aims to facilitate dialogue on a whole range of social issues, regardless of any particular faith or religion. It stands for democracy, human rights, the non-instrumentalization of religion in politics, equality, and freedom of speech.
The Dialogue Society is directed by a team of committed staff and volunteers who have a proven track record of working within the community.
The Dialogue Society derives its funding from EU projects and private donations from local business people, professionals, and members which is a testament to its support at the grassroots community level where its work is clearly valued. It achieves a remarkably high level of output in relation to its relatively small budget due to the support of committed volunteers.
WHO WE ARE
At the Dialogue Society, we understand dialogue to consist of meaningful interaction and exchange between people of different groups (social, cultural, political, and religious) who come together through various kinds of conversations or activities with a view to increased understanding.
AREAS OF INTERESTS
The Dialogue Society is interested in facilitating dialogue on the following areas of interest:
- Dialogue theories and practice
- Community cohesion and multiculturalism
- Identity, integration and citizenship
- Family, education and youth
- Media, culture and communication
- Human rights and civil liberties
- Theology and religious studies
- World cultures and societies
- Peace-building and conflict resolution
DRUŠTVO MEDKULTURNI DIALOG
Celovška Cesta 264,
VAT number: 24688282
070 479 341