Launch of Nurani
Meedan, in partnership with the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme and Coexist, has developed the first release of Nurani, a cross-language open source platform for inter-religious dialogue.
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Meedan, in partnership with the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme and Coexist, has developed the first release of Nurani, a cross-language open source platform for inter-religious dialogue. The goal is to facilitate improved understanding between different faith communities and between speakers of Arabic and English.
Nurani achieves this by enabling users to share and discuss scriptural and commentary texts from their faith traditions in two languages – Arabic and English – and annotate important terms and concepts from these texts and dialogues into a cross-language glossary. Test dialogues are already taking place behind the scenes, and there are exciting plans afoot for a forthcoming series of dialogues that is public.
The platform, which is powered by open source technology developed by Meedan, was designed primarily for scholars taking part in an established practice of inter-faith dialogue developed by the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme over the past ten years called Scriptural Reasoning. The goal of Scriptural Reasoning is not to reach consensus, but rather to explore how we read texts and so better understand each other.