UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies(463), established in 1999 at Elijah School for the Study of the Wisdom of the World Religions, (Israel).


Peace and tolerance, intercultural and interfaith dialogue.


  • The specific goals of the UNESCO Chair shall be to educate young people in a spirit of peace and tolerance, solidarity and intercultural and interfaith dialogue.
  • To establish an M.A. Programme in Interfaith Studies organized jointly by Mc Gill Faculty of Religious Studies and partners of the School.
  • To transform attitudes to religious studies through the creation of specific educational programmes with the participation of students and institutions in Israel in order, through interfaith understanding, to contribute to the peace process.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network




Dr Alon Goshen, Elijah School For the Study of the Wisdom in World Religions
E-Mail address - gogo(at)
Work Phone - 972-52- 78 –00-69
Fax - 972-2- 673-41-91
Street - 24, Shimshon st.
City - Jerusalem
Postal Code - 93501
Country - Israel