About us

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

DEFINING DIALOGUE

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

CURRENT PROJECTS

weekly activities

LET’S READ SLOVENE

WEEKLY MEETINGS TO READ NEWS ARTICLES AND SHORT STORIES IN SLOVENE AND IMPROVING OUR READING, LISTENING AND SPEAKING

with ADRA

INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE ACTIVITIES

JOIN ACTIVITIES, PERONALISED COURSES FOR IMMIGRANTS, CULTURALLY CONNECTING THROUGH COOKING …

with Socialna akademija

LET’S POP UP THE BUBBLES!

FIRST STEP: BURST THE BUBBLES OF OUR PATTERNS AND START TO EMPATHISE.
WE ARE CONNECTING FAMILIES OF TURKISH IMMIGRANTS AN SLOVENIAN FAMILIES THAT BOTH FEEL EXCLUDED.

DRUŠTVO MEDKULTURNI DIALOG

Celovška Cesta 264,
1000 Ljubljana

VAT number: 24688282

CONTACT US

070 479 341
mkdialogljubljana@gmail.com