Tunisia

UNESCO Chair on comparative studies of religions (468), established in 1998 at the University of Tunis I (Tunisia).

Fields/Disciplines

Religious sciences; Inter-religious and intercultural dialogue.

Objectives

  • To ensure an high level education from a multidisciplinary and comparative approach of religions and their cultures so as to give a training excluding any form of syncretism or proselytism.
  • To increase the awareness on the importance of inter-religious dialogue and joint research on religious issues.
  • To  help the religions to contribute more actively to a culture and an education for peace on an international scale, to the promotion of a sustainable human development and to the learning of tolerance.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture.

Documents

Progress report 2005-2009 (short version)

Dialogue with the Other, Scrutinizing Yourself: Education and Progress in Islam and Christianity
Programme of the Workshop organized by the UNESCO Chair on Comparative Religious Studies, September 26th and 27th, 2005, Tunisia.

Contact

Prof. Mohamed Haddad, Université de Tunis, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Tunis
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in comparative studies of religions
E-Mail address - profhaddad(at)yahoo.fr
Work Phone - (216 1) 98 949 939
Fax - (216) 71 724 844

Street - 8 place aux chevaux

City - El-Gorjani, Tunis
Postal Code - 1089
Country - Tunisia