United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies (542), established in 1999 at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Fields/Disciplines

Cultural Dialogue.

Objectives

  • To establish long-term cooperation among the participating institutions in the study of the encounter between the three Abrahamic faiths and their interaction with culture and society.
  • To participate in developing an international network of cooperating academic institutions working on the interaction between different religions and between religion and society.
  • To promote an equitable exchange of expertise in a spirit of peace and tolerance, solidarity and intercultural and interfaith dialogue.
  • To identify research priorities and training opportunities for young researchers and make the results available to governments and international agencies, NGOs, the educational sector and the media.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture.

Document

Progress report 2008-2009 (short version)

Contact

Dr Josef Boehle, Graduate Institute of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies
E-Mail address - j.boehle(at)bham.ac.uk
Work Phone - +44 121 414 8115
Fax - +44 121 415 8376
Street - Elmfield House, Selly Oak
City - Birmingham
Postal Code - B29 6LG
Country - United Kingdom

Dr David Cheetham, Graduate Institute of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Member, UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies
E-Mail address - d.cheetham(at)bham.ac.uk
Work Phone - 44 121 415 83 35
Street - Elmfield House, Selly Oak
City - Birmingham
Postal Code - B29 6LG
Country - United Kingdom

Prof David Thomas, Graduate Institute of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Professor of Christianity and Islam, Member, UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies
E-Mail address - d.r.thomas.1(at)bham.ac.uk
Work Phone - 44 121 415 83 73
Street - Elmfield House, Selly Oak
City - Birmingham
Postal Code - B29 6LG
Country - United Kingdom
Website

Prof Martin Stringer, Graduate Institute of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Deputy Head, School of Historical Studies, Professor of Liturgical and Congregational Studies,Member, UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies
E-Mail address - m.d.stringer(at)bham.ac.uk
Work Phone - 44 121 414 68 67
Street - Elmfield House, Selly Oak
City - Birmingham
Postal Code - B29 6LG
Country - United Kingdom
Website

Prof. Jonathan Webber, Graduate Institute of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies
E-Mail address - j.webber(at)bham.ac.uk
Work Phone - 44 121 415 83 75
Fax - 44 121 415 83 76
Street - Elmfield House, Selly Oak
City - Birmingham
Postal Code - B29 6LG
Country - United Kingdom
Website