Shared program interests
Using the potential of religions to deal with societal plurality and to promote democracy and social cohesion
Highlighting the cultural, social, and political relevance of religion - especially in the context of a "secular age"
Making intra-religious and inter-religious differences and plurality visible - as an enriching but also conflictual phenomenon that stands in contrast to an essentializing rhetoric of identity
Cultivating the ability to speak and argue about religious and ideological conflicts - as a contribution to political education, democratic culture, and peaceful social coexistence
Viewing religion less in terms of individual faith than of institutionalized cultural communities
Communicating theological dialogue processes in order to shape public opinion and to provide a basis for faith-related policy decisions
Identifying and solving everyday faith-related problems with the help of religiously trained interfaith agents