The International Network for Interreligious Research and Education (INIRE) is a worldwide network of scholars from different disciplines and fields, built upon the cooperation of Bar Ilan University, Duke University, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose, Leipzig University, University of Groningen, University of Southampton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Our goals:

  1. Studying from an interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective, various, past and present religious issues.
  2. Promoting inter-religious knowledge among undergraduate and graduate students
  3. Implementing our research in contemporary social issues
  4. Encouraging inter-religious dialogue among scholars, students and the public.

We have founded a worldwide network of scholars from different disciplines and interest-fields, built upon a cooperation of academic institutions. The framework of a network will facilitate, on the one hand, intellectual cooperation in organizing conferences, research groups, grant applications, international programs, summer-schools and public activities, but on the other hand, safeguarding the autonomy of the participating institutions.