The practices and approaches of Interfaith dialogue at Leicester, UK
Ahmad Faizuddin, Ramli
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Interfaith dialogue is an effective mechanism to build mutual understanding and respect among people from different faiths. Leicester, a city located in the East Midlands of England, has a long history of interfaith dialogue. This article discusses the practices and approaches of interfaith dialogue in Leicester. Through a qualitative research consisting of a mixture of library research, participation and interviews with correspondents from religious communities in Leicester, the research concludes that the practice of interfaith dialogue can be categorize into two, namely the formal and informal. Formal practices focus dialogue activities on several groups, while informal dialogue occurs in the social life activities of the society. These approaches have proved by numerous of activities which has been organized by several people who had a lot of experience in interfaith works.