Interfaith Dialogue Association is a grass roots organization that has for almost 3 decades worked toward advancing knowledge, understanding, tolerance and acceptance among the various world religions that have expression in Michigan and beyond. We are a program affiliate of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
We invite you to explore the various opportunities there are to expand your knowledge and share your faith journey that we offer.
The Dialogue Decalogue: The Ground Rules of Inter-religious and Inter-ideological Dialogue*
- Dialogue to learn, to change, and to grow, and act accordingly
- Dialogue to share and receive from others
- Dialogue with honesty and sincerity
- Dialogue comparing ideals with ideals, and practice with practice
- Dialogue to define yourself and to learn the self-definition of others
- Dialogue with no hard and fast assumptions about someone's else's beliefs
- Dialogue to share with equals
- Dialogue in trust
- Dialogue with willingness to look at your own beliefs and traditions critically
- Dialogue seeking to understand the other person's beliefs from within
*from Dr. Leonard Swidler's "The Dialogue Decalogue" Journal of Ecumenical Studies (1983)