Institute for Interreligious Dialogue
Institute for Interreligious Dialogue is a non-governmental organization devoted to dialog among religions throughout the world.
The institute was founded in 2000, following the efforts by Iranian President Mohammad Khatami for promoting dialogs among cultures and civilizations. The academic board of the institute is composed of renowned scholars of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism as well as several prominent experts on philosophy of religion, mysticism and Comparative religion.
The institutes's library of religions has a collection of more than 4000 titles of professional books of religions in different languages.
Members and officers
Current president of the institute is Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a well-known theologian and former vice president of Iran.
Academic board members: Ali Paya
- Religious intellectualism in Iran
- Iranian culture
- Dariush Shayegan, Iran's pioneering theorist of dialog among cultures
- Peace movement