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1 Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue as a Subject of Controversy Ideas and issues around religion tend to arouse argument and controversy, generating strong emotions and feelings. 1 The relationship between religion and culture has been widely discussed in Anthropology, Sociology

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In: Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
How can art act as an intercultural mediator for dialogue? In order to scrutinize this question, relevant theoretical ideas are discussed and artistic intervention projects examined so as to highlight its cultural, political, economic, social, and transformational impacts. This thought-provoking work reveals why art is needed to help multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, as well as united by diversity. This edited collection underlines the significance of arts and media as a tool of understanding, mediation, and communication across and beyond cultures. The chapters with a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches from particular contexts demonstrate the complexity in the dynamics of (inter)cultural communication, culture, identity, arts, and media. Overall, the collection encourages readers to consider themselves as agents of the communication process promoting dialogue.