“…educate leaders who can bring about better understanding among religious traditions and cultures …”
IFIIE will initially provide fellowships for studies in three different cities: Amman, Jerusalem and Rome. These cities have been selected on the basis of their religious heritage and their excellent academic institutions.
Amman is especially known for its Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, established under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal. The Institute provides a venue in the Arab World for the interdisciplinary study and rational discussion of religion and religious issues, with particular reference to Christianity in Arab and Islamic society. More recently, RIIFS has broadened its focus to include all issues pertaining to religious and cultural diversity, regionally and globally. Christians and Jews could well choose this Institution.
Jerusalem among its many academic institutions hosts the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University and the Shalom Hartman Institute. This location could well be chosen by Christians and Muslims interested in Judaism.
Rome is one of the most important centers for Christianity and the center of the Catholic Church. Several Pontifical Universities and Institutes, a Waldensian Theological Faculty and an Anglican Center are located there. Jews and Muslims interested in the study of Christianity and in dialogue with Christians may well choose it as their host town.