United States of America

UNITWIN Network on Inter-Religious Dialogue for Intercultural understanding (740), established in 2006 at the University of Oregon.

Fields/Disciplines

Sociology, philosophy, history of cultures and religions, human and cultural rights, pedagogy and education. Inter-religious dialogue for inter-cultural understanding.

Objectives

  • The principal objectives of the Cooperation Programme are to:
  • promote an integrated system of research,training, information and documentation activities in the field of inter-religious dialogue, as a component of inter-cultural dialogue;
  • provide advice and expertise to assist all countries, particularly developing and countries in transition in:
  • establishing long-term cooperation among partner universities in capacity building and institutional strengthening in the area of inter-religious dialogue for inter-cultural understanding;
  • facilitating links between the member institutions through development of interaction and collaboration among partner universities as well as among related UNITWIN Networks through joint programmes, visiting professorships and student mobility;
  • helping members of the Network to establish an international cooperative research programme in inter-religious dialogue for inter-cultural understanding;
  • developing methods of interdisciplinary research and development activities through knowledge sharing and mutual assistance in upgrading and further development of the existing academic and professional qualifications;
  • enhancing public awareness on inter-religious dialogue for inter-cultural understanding issues in specific circumstances through interaction and collaboration among partners;
  • facilitating the development and use of information and communication technologies;
  • enabling Network members to update and upgrade their capacities through linkages with universities in the world.

Host Institution

Members

  • UNESCO Chair at the University of Birmingham (U.K.). Website
  • UNESCO Chair at Monash University (Australia) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the University St Joseph (Lebanon) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Elijah School of Wisdom of World Religions (Israel) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the University of Haifa (Israel) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at Tashkent Islamic University (Uzbekistan) Website
  • Institute of Oriental Studies (Uzbekistan) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at Kyrgyz Russian-Slavic University (Kyrgyzstan) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the State University of Moldova (Republic of Moldova) Website
  • Russian Slavic University Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • UNESCO Chair at the Russian Institute for Cultural Research (Russian Federation) Website
  • University of Fribourg (Switzerland) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Centre of the Studies of the Religions of the Book (France)Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Institute of Knowledge of the Religions of the Book (France)Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the University of Bucharest (Romania) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the University of Oregon (United States of America)Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the University of Tunis I (Tunisia) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty (Kazakhstan) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi (Georgia) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Catholic University of Lyon (France) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Centre d’études des religions du Livre(France) Website
  • UNESCO Chair at The Karl-Franzens University, Graz (Austria) Website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture, Education.

Publication

World Religions in the Context of Contemporary Culture- international collective monograph  published within the framework of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding (in English and in Russian ) 

Contact

Prof Steve Shankman, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, University of Oregon
UNITWIN Network Coordinator, Director of the Center
E-Mail address - shankman(at)uoregon.edu
Work Phone - (1)541.346.4150
Fax - (1) 541.346.0802
Street - 5204 University of Oregon
City - Eugene
Province/State - OR 97403-5204
Country - United States of America
Website