In this article, I discuss the notion of “trans-difference” as central in my philosophy of identity. “Trans-difference” respects and promotes differences and emphasizes the necessity of bridging, translating and communicating, in view of the creation of dialogical identities. Two interreligious dialogues offer concrete examples of the relevance of “trans-difference” in present-day societies.

Keywords: Trans-difference; Differences; Dialogue; Identity.