Elijah Interfaith Institute

The Elijah Interfaith Institute is a multinational organization dedicated to fostering peace between the world's diverse faith communities through interfaith dialogue, education, research and dissemination. Our unique programming generates interfaith dialogue at the highest levels, bringing together world religious leaders and renowned scholars the world over, through research projects, public conferences and community-based initiatives.

Gefördert wurden:

Globalizing Wisdom: The Case of Love and Forgiveness

The Third Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders
unter der Schirmherrschaft des Dalai Lama.

26.-30. November 2007 in Amritsar/Indien

Friendship Across Religions

Fifth Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

18.-22. März 2012, Oxford (UK)

Memory and Hope

6th meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

4.-8. Mai 2014, Kloster Sankt Ottilien bei München

Summerschool "Religious Leadership"

31. Juli bis 11. August 2016 in Jerusalem

25 Studierende aus zehn Ländern kamen am Elijah Interfaith Institute in Jerusalem zu einer zweiwöchigen Summer School zum Thema "Interreligious Leadership" zusammen, die vom Institutsdirektor Rabbi Prof. Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein geleitet und in Kooperation mit der Akademie der Weltreligionen durchgeführt wurde. Durch die Förderung der Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum konnten sieben Masterstudierende des Studiengangs "Religionen, Dialog und Bildung" daran teilnehmen.

Summer School and Interreligious Leadership Seminar
4. bis 15. August 2019 in Jerusalem

What is the understanding of friendship in diverse religions, Abrahamic and Dharmic (Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.)? What are different dimensions of friendship and why are they important for the religious life? Is friendship necessary, perhaps indispensable, for the religious life?
Can friendship be applied to members of other faiths? Can friendship teachings that were developed initially in relation to members of one’s faith be extended to members of other faiths? What are models, examples and resources that each of the religions offers for developing a contemporary notion of friendship across religions?

Flyer (pdf)

Broschure with Program (pdf)

Summer School 2020 - Religions In Times Of Crisis

2.-13. August 2020 in Jerusalem

Religions may once have provided answers to humankind’s deepest questions and given people consolation and hope but are they still relevant today?

  • In times of crisis, what can religions offer to their adherents and to the world as a whole?
  • Is their combined wisdom enough? Is it helpful?




Aktuelle Termine

Sonntag, 24. Juli - Donnerstag, 4. August 2022

Return to Jerusalem

Elijah Interfaith and Religious Leadership Seminary 2022
Do you yearn to return Jerusalem? Is the Jerusalem of your imaginings one you have visited in person or is it a vision, that you have visited in your dreams and in your prayers? Will you turn…


Sonntag, 1. - Donnerstag, 12. August 2021

Online: August 1st-5th / in Jerusalem, August 8th-12th

Interreligious Perspectives on Global Solidarity and Caring for the Other

Elijah Summer School and Interreligious Training Seminar 2021
Following almost a year and a half of COVID-19, many global issues have come into clearer relief. A common denominator of the issues confronting the world is that they present a challenge…


Publikationen zum Projekt

Dezember 2016

Sharing wisdom ; benefits and boundaries of interreligious learning

Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Hg.)
Sharing wisdom ; benefits and boundaries of interreligious learning / edited by Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London ; Lexington Books ; 2017 ; xviii, 118 Seiten
ISBN: 978-1-4985-4557-0

Oktober 2015

Memory and hope : forgiveness, healing, and interfaith relations

Goshen-Gottstein, Alon (Hrsg.)
Memory and hope : forgiveness, healing, and interfaith relations. Lanham, Lexington Books, 2015, VIII, 165 S.
ISBN 978-1-4985-2638-8