NUS has teamed up with St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, in London to pilot their tandem dialogue project, called Conversations for the Soul.
Tandem Dialogue brings together pairs of students from different faith backgrounds for a series of semi-structured one-to-one conversations about faith, giving participants the opportunity to go to a deeper level of dialogue.
The pilot programme is open to all students and sabbatical officers from a religion or belief background, at London universities. Applications are now open.
The programme will begin with a general meeting at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on Monday 1 November, 6pm. Paticipants will be required to commit to the programme for 6 weeks, meeting once a week with their tandem dialogue partner and contribute to the evaluation of the pilot materials.
This is a valuable opportunity for in-depth discussion and dialogue on topics such as balancing demands; death and immortality; doubt and keeping the faith; why bad things happen to good people; tolerance and limits, and much more. As well as developing skills in active listening, the art of conversation and inter-faith dialogue.
We would like students' unions in London to help us promote this opportunity to students of faith and faith societies at their institutions.
If you are interested in promoting this opportunity please contact Kat Luckock, NUS Student Interfaith Coordinator at Kat.Luckock@nus.org.uk. We can send you copies of the flyer.
The deadline for applications is Monday 12 October. Further information is available here.
This programme is part of NUS' Faith Project. The pilot will be evaluated and hopefully available to other students' unions from 2011.