Institute for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Three interrelated objectives mark the Institute’s work. An academic objective seeks to educate concerning the history, theology and current developments of ecumenical and interreligious movements. A professional objective seeks to equip professional leaders in congregations to minister in challenging, multi-religious,multi-denominational contexts. The third objective -- dialogue -- encourages and facilitates conversation and communication among persons of different traditions in order to promote understanding. The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, professor of systematic theology, is the institute’s director.