The Centre for Christianity & Interreligious Dialogue
The Centre for Christianity & Interreligious Dialogue was established in 2002 and exists to advance scholarship and dialogue through research, teaching, conferences and publications. It promotes interdisciplinary – particularly theological, historical, political and pastoral – approaches to the study of Christianity and interreligious dialogue.
About the Centre
The Centre provides a forum for the study and practice of the encounter between Christianity and the other major religious traditions. The Centre’s particular focus is on the Catholic Church’s approach to other world religions, world Christianity and interreligious relations, as well as Christian theological engagement with the intellectual and spiritual traditions of other religions. The staff at the Centre have extensive personal experience of the religions and cultures of their scholarly expertise. Research students are regularly based in the Centre and supervised by Centre staff. Recent conferences include ‘What is Comparative Theology?’, an international conference which considered theological engagement with the thought of other religious traditions, and ‘Meeting God in Friend and Stranger’ which considered a document by the Catholic bishops of England and Wales on interreligious dialogue, with papers by leading figures involved in this area. A major conference in 2015 marked the anniversary of Nostra Aetate.
These are organisations that provide helpful resources and information related to our research.
- Catholic Bishops' Committee for Other Religion
- ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies
- Boston College
- Committees for Monastic Interreligious Dialogue - DIM / MID
- Council of Christians and Jews
- Fides et Ratio (Arabic)
- Fides et Ratio (English)
- PISAI The Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies of Rome
- Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
- Sion Centre for Encounter and Dialogue, London
To request information or to register for notification of forthcoming events, please contact the director:
Dr Martin Ganeri O.P.
Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue
Heythrop College, Kensington Square
London W8 5HQ