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Dialogue is necessary in a modern world characterised by contrast and change. This is a world where we meet each other, want to cooperate – and indeed have to do so, across borders, cultures, viewpoints and motivations. Dialogue can help overcome prejudice and create understanding of other people’s perspectives. It can show us new ways of perceiving the world. And it can expand our horizon. Dialogue enables reaching across an abyss of dif- ference, as long as we see and recognise each other for what we are: different yet all human beings in the same world. It sounds simple, but it can prove fiendishly difficult in practice, especially when we want to enter into a dialogue with those with whom we disagree profoundly. Here the dialogue is a major challenge, and may seem impossible. Yet this is also where dialogue proves its true worth, because it is capable of something else. Dialogue is exceptionally good at enabling us to exchange opinions and viewpoints in a manner that develops ourselves and our work. By means of dialogue, we can attain insights which we did not even know existed, and we can chart new paths together.