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Almanac of Cyclical IRD Events

The Almanac of Cyclical Interreligious Dialogue Events is an online planning and knowledge tool showcasing regular interreligious dialogue events held by organizations around the world, some of which also give international awards in interreligious dialogue.  To find an event, organization or see what is happening in any given cycle, use the interactive sundial below or the search critieria further down.

Almanac of Cyclical Events

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Conference Details Organizer Cycle Month Category Type
NAIN Connect Conference

NAIN (North American Interfaith Network) supports a coalition model of cooperative interaction based on serving the needs and promoting the aspirations of member organizations, including local interfaith groups, inter-religious bodies, single faith with Interfaith Offices, Academic, study centers...

North American Interfaith Network Annual August Regional event Interreligious
Red Interreligiosa Iberoamericana

Since 2011, almost annual events linked prior to the almost annual meeting of Latin American Heads of State. Done in collaboration with SEGUIB, among other IGOs and regional NGOs.

Red Interreligiosa Iberoamericana Other Regional event Interreligious
Latin America and the Caribbean Council of Religious Leaders Other Regional event Interreligious
African Council of Religious Leaders

The African Council of Religious Leaders (ACRL) is a member of Religions for Peace.

African Council of Religious Leaders Other Regional event Interreligious
Worship to WASH Interfaith Summit

GIWA was launched during the 2013 United Nations General Assembly Meetings at UNICEF Headquarters in New York under sponsorship of USAID and the Government of the Netherlands. Our vision is a watersecure world in which universal access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene...

Global Interfaith Wash Alliance (GIWA) together with UNICEF Annual International event Interreligious
Crans Montana Forum

The Crans Montana Forum works to build a more Humane and Impartial World “Committed to a more Humane and Impartial World” and encourages international cooperation and overall growth. It also works to promote best practices and to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level...

Annual March International event IGO
International Council of Christians and Jews, Annual Conference

The ICCJ serves as the umbrella organization of 40 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organisations world-wide. The ICCJ member organizations world-wide over the past five decades have been successfully engaged in the historic renewal of Jewish-Christian relations. Founded as a reaction to the...

ICCJ Annual July International event Interreligious
Regional Interfaith Dialogue

Regional Interfaith Dialogue is jointly sponsored by Australia, together with Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand. In addition to the co-sponsoring countries, the eight remaining ASEAN countries also participate in the Dialogue, as well as East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. The Dialogue...

Regional Interfaith Network [Oceania] Other Regional event Interreligious
Focolare Movement International Convention

2016 conference: "Unity: a gift, a commitment and a point of arriva" is the main theme of this event. One of the many themes to be discussed is the aspect of communications as a tool used to reach unity; dialogue especially in the ecumenical and interreligious field, and the Focolare Movement’s...

Focolare Movement Other March International event Interreligious
World Council of Churches Assembly

The Assembly is the "supreme legislative body" of the WCC, and meets every eight years. The formal purpose of the Assembly is to review programmes and determine the overall policies of the WCC, as well as to elect presidents and appoint a Central Committee which serves as the chief governing body...

World Council of Churches Octennial International event Interreligious
Global Conference on World's Religions

On September 15, 2016, the Global Conference on World's Religions held its third and last edition. A Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions was subsequently unveiled by the drafting committee.

Global Conference on World's Religions with sponsor partners: Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies, Muslim Association of Canada, Other International event Interreligious
General Assembly of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

Mission: Multi-religious cooperation for Peace is the hallmark of ACRP. This cooperation includes but also goes beyond dialogue and bears fruit in common concrete action. Through ACRP, diverse religious communities discern “deeply held and widely shared” moral concerns, such as transforming violent...

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace Quinquennial August Regional event Interreligious
International Association for the History of Religions

IAHR promotes the scientific study of religion assisting the international collaboration of all scholars, member and affiliate societies contributing to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. The theme of the last congress in 2015 was Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present. See...

Quinquennial International event Academic
World Assembly of Religions for Peace

About every five years, Religions for Peace gathers hundreds of eminent religious leaders from the world’s great faith traditions together in an assembly where they can share concerns about international affairs and address political and social issues. Each assembly adopts a formal Declaration,...

Religions for Peace Quinquennial International event Interreligious
World Scout Jamboree

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. These three distinct cultures will join together to host the world Scouting community in a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual...

World Organisation of Scout Movement Quadrennial August International event Interreligious
Parliament of the World's Religions

The Parliament of the World’s Religions has convened every five years since 1988. It was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable...

Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions Quadrennial November International event Interreligious
World Congress ICOM

International Media Awards The world congress attracts journalists, publishers, professors of communication and other media professionals in the religious and secular media. The congress is for them thus naturally the first place of formation, evaluation, networking and betterment of their...

International Christian Organization of the Media Triennial International event Interreligious
Summit of IFAPA

The Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa – IFAPA is a pan African process initiated in 2002 during Africa’s first continent-wide inter-faith summit meeting of religious leaders from the 7 major Faiths in Africa namely; African Traditional Religions, Bahai, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity Islam...

Interfaith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Triennial Regional event Interreligious
Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (Astana)

An order has been released by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to establish a State Commission to prepare and hold VI Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions to be held on October 10-11, 2018 in Astana. Leaders of world and traditional religions, heads of states and...

Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions Triennial June International event Interreligious
Goldziher Prize Award

The Goldziher Prize is a $25,000.00 cash award made possible by the generosity of The William and Mary Greve Foundation for work that contributes significantly to reverence, understanding and collaboration in common moral purposes between Jews and Muslims. The Goldziher Prize was awarded to...

Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Biennial November Regional event Academic
World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (Baku)

The Baku Process for the promotion of intercultural dialogue was initiated in 2008 by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue of the Baku Process is an open and respectful exchange of views between individuals and groups with different ethnic, cultural...

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Biennial International event Interreligious
Spirit of Humanity Forum

The Spirit of Humanity Forum is a new global network of organisations, communities and individuals committed to help bring about change in governance and decision-making, based on core human values. The third forum was titled “Caring for a World in Transition – Building a Foundation for a Loving...

Organising partners: City of Reykjavic, Eduation 4 Peace Foundation, Brahms Kumaris, Guerrand Hermes Foundation, Barrett Values Centre, the Centre for Process Studies Biennial International event Academic
INTRA Project Award for the Complementation of Religions

INTR°A was founded to advance the belief that the preservation, deepening and support of one’s own religious identity and spirituality can serve as the basis for an ongoing dialogue with other faiths. The INTRA Project Award is given for advancing religious dialogue between equal partners, in an...

The Institute of Interreligious Studies (Nahrodt, Northrhine-Westphalia/Germany) Annual September Regional event Interreligious
Intercultural Achievement Award Ceremony

Contributing to global trust-building and peaceful co-existence through intercultural and interreligious dialogue initiatives marks one of three central goals of Austrian foreign cultural policy which defines the necessity for intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The "Intercultural...

Europe Integration Foreign Affairs, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Annual September Regional event
Annual RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards

The Forum aims to stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering a culture of democracy,freedom of thought, human rights and peace and tranquility for all human beings. The forum provides a common platform for interactions, relationships, education and information exchange...

Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding Annual October International event Academic
Annual Meeting of European Council of Religous Leaders

The European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) brings together senior religious leaders from Europe’s historical religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians. ECRL has participatory status with the Council of Europe. ECRL is one of five...

European Council of Religious Leaders Annual May Regional event Interreligious
World Interfaith Harmony Week

The World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of all the world’s religions, faiths and beliefs. It seeks to do this by promoting their common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor”...

UN sponsored - various organisations around the globe Annual February International event Interreligious
World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit

HWPL is a peace organization officially registered in the Seoul Metropolitan City under the regulation of non-profit organization specified in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and transcends differences in culture, belief and region to engage leaders and youth in sustainable and comprehensive...

Heavenly Culture World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) Annual September International event Interreligious
Rhodes Forum Annual Session

Held since 2002, the Rhodes Forum is an annual session of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations (headquartered in Vienna) and seeks to promote a new culture of dialogue that is so desperately needed. Since 2016 it has been a key annual event organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations...

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (headquartered in Berlin) Annual October International event Academic
ISESCO General Conference

The ISECO General Conference takes place every three years. Under the patronage of H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the 13th session of the General Conference will be held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, on 11-12 October 2018. Link to the final report of the 13th Session...

ISESCO Triennial November International event Interreligious
G20 Interfaith Summit

The Summit will bring together opinion leaders such as scholars, lawyers and political leaders with faith and interfaith leaders from around the world for three days of discussion and dialogue as a substantive and symbolic contribution to the G20 forum. The 2018 event theme is "Building Consensus...

Center for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (N35) Nathan Campus, Griffith University 170 Kessels Road, nathan Brisbane Queensland, 4011 Australia Annual International event Interreligious
Forum for Promoting Peace in Islamic Societies

The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies was launched 2014 in response to the unprecedented violence and devastation spreading throughout the Muslim world in recent years. The impetus for this initiative was that the situation is more dire than crises of the past. These conditions have...

Forum PPIC, H.E Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah President Annual International event Interreligious
Community of Sant'Egidio International Meeting for Peace

The inter-religious International Meetings started in the mid-80’s, as an initiative of the Community of Sant’Egidio, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding and dialogue among religions, in a horizon of peace. The Community of Sant’Egidio has continued living the spirit of the Assisi World...

St Egidio Annual September International event Interreligious
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum

The 8th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum is titled "#Commit2Dialogue" and will be held in New York City, on the 19th and 20th of November, 2018. This year's forum will aum to tackle partnerships in the aim to prevent conflict and extremism, and sustain peace. It will offer...

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Annual International event IGO
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields...

American Academy of Religion Annual November International event Academic
DICID International Conference on Interfaith Dialogue

The Doha International Centre on Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) Annual International Conference on Interfaith Dialogue among religions, discusses important humanitarian issues addressed from the perspective of every religion, to reach common conclusions, and make them serve values of justice and peace...

Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue Biennial February International event Interreligious