Measures of Success: Evaluating the Impact of Interfaith Dialogue
The Woolf Institute is conducting a two-year research project entitled Measures of Success: Evaluating the Impact of Interfaith Dialogue. The project is aiming to develop a set of indicators that measure the impact of direct and grassroots interreligious dialogue initiatives.
Given the growing recognition of interfaith dialogue as a vital feature of both local and global conflict resolution repertoires, establishing indicators and methodologies for determining what is effective is of paramount importance. The Measures of Success: Evaluating the Impact of Interfaith Dialogue project currently aims to address this.
Through both research and outreach activities the project seeks to develop a theoretical framework that will inform the development of a set of reliable indicators to measure the effectiveness of interfaith dialogue initiatives. The development of such a tool will be of use to researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners of interfaith dialogue at both the local and grassroots level.
The primary research questions are as follows:
- Which are the most valid and reliable measures of success when considering the impact of interreligious dialogue?
- What are the social or individual factors which determine the success or otherwise of practical, local interreligious dialogues?
- Which methods are most effective in achieving successful local interreligious dialogue?
- Which methods are most successful in achieving meaningful engagement with harder to reach faith communities?
- Which are the most valid, reliable and straightforward methods for individuals and groups engaged with local interreligious initiatives to use to evaluate their success?
For more information, contact Dr Katherine O’Lone at firstname.lastname@example.org