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The Racism, Diversity and Intercultural Relations (RDIR) thematic group aims to facilitate interactions among researchers and NGOs to effect positive change in public debates, policies and practices relating to racism, social policy and refugee rights as well as intercultural and interreligious relations.
This thematic group seeks to answer the following questions:
The RDIR group also investigates the current debates around 'managing' and governance of cultural and religious diversity and intercultural and interreligious education. Many nations have encountered significant obstacles in adjusting to challenges and opportunities presented by growing cultural and religious diversity in their societies. The RDIR thematic group seeks to identify and examine existing best-practice models of governance of cultural and religious diversity and intercultural and interreligious education, including policies, pedagogies and educational resources - that can lead to more just and peaceful societies.
Selected Recent Publications