Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People

European University Institute (EUI)

This course discussed definitions of violent extremism, polarisation, bias and examined how interfaith engagement can counter extremism and build resilience. The course illustrated different examples of how interfaith education has been used, discussed the practical challenges that can be faced in interfaith education and prompted learners to consider their own views and experiences, as well as to develop their own interfaith project.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Anna Triandafyllidou


European University Institute (EUI)


Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on what is resilience to violent extremism and how it can be achieved
  • Assess different approaches to interfaith dialogue and interfaith education projects
  • Develop your own interfaith dialogue project
  • Evaluate the impact of different interfaith approaches to preventing and combating polarisation in society


  1. What is violent extremism and why does it occur?
  2. What is resilience and how does it offer a protection from the influences of extremism? How does interfaith education contribute to resilience?
  3. What are the main principles and approaches to interfaith work? How can religious literacy be helpful to counter bias and create trust among people from different religious backgrounds?
  4. Interfaith in Action: How has the interfaith field evolved over time and what lessons have been learnt?
  5. Draft your own interfaith dialogue project: practical tips and guidelines to build your own project.

Issued on 2nd March 2020

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Free online course:

Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People

European University Institute (EUI)