UNESCO Chair in Religious Pluralism and Peace (901), established in 2008 at the Bologna University (Italy)


Religious pluralism, peace studies.


The Chair seeks to deepen the multidisciplinary understanding of religious issues, stressing, among others, the relevant role of History as a tool to understand diversity and to be able to accept pluralism as a key to human culture.

Host Institution

The Bologna University (Italy)

Webpage of the UNESCO Chair


Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, Amman (Jordan)

Università di Modena-Reggio Emilia, Modena (Italy)

Weltethos Stiftung, Tübingen (Germany)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Contact: Prof. Alberto Melloni, UNESCO Chairholder

UNESCO Chair for Religious Pluralism and Peace University of Bologna

John XXIII Foundation for the Religious Studies

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Via San Vitale 114

40125 Bologna


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E-mail: alberto.melloni(at)