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Title: Addressing Structural Asymmetries between Majority and Minority
Subtitle: The Swiss Guidelines for Inter-Religious Dialogue
Author(s): BERLIS, Angela
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 26 Issue: 2 Date: 2016
A recent survey in Switzerland shows that 85% of its respondents think that religions contribute rather to conflict than to peace. This article introduces the Guidelines for Inter-Religious Dialogue, published by the Swiss Interreligious Think-Tank in German in 2013 and in English in 2015. It is a brochure jointly written by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women, aimed at practical use. This article concentrates on how questions of majority or minority positions are playing a role, how conflict between religions is perceived, and how a 'plurality of perspectives' (Hannah Arendt) can be achieved.