The Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life proceeds from the idea that religion and religious identities are central for the life of both individuals and society, and that our religious communities are often those to which we devote our greatest loyalties. In our diverse but increasingly interconnected world, we need to find ways to live together in a world populated by people with very different political ideas, moral beliefs and communal loyalties. The BSSRPL uses CEDAR pedagogy to bring international participants together to explore issues of living together differently within the Balkans region.