Our History at a Glance – Highlights

2017

“Sharing Wisdom” Event

Visit of 2nd Indonesian delegation

Elijah partners with “Dibbur Hadash” for “Praying Together” event on Constructive Conflict.

Elijah co-sponsors international conference on “Forgiveness” in Jerusalem

Elijah Summer School, Jerusalem, “Sharing Wisdom”

2016

Special “Praying Together in Jerusalem” event at Tantur

Elijah Summer School, Jerusalem, “Religious Leadership: Ideals and Challenges”

7th Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders, “Religious Genius”

2015

Elijah hosts Indonesian Muslim delegation in Jerusalem

Elijah Summer School, Jerusalem, “Religious Genius”

Publication of Interreligious Reflections by Lexington Press

Elijah participates in Parliament of World Religions (Salt Lake City)

First gathering of “Praying Together in Jerusalem”

2014

6th Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Munich, Germany)

Event with Pope Francis in the Holy Land (May, 2014)

Launch: the Vision of the Center of HOPE

Elijah Summer School, Jerusalem, “The Power of Prayer”

2013

Elijah Academy begins ‘Religious Genius’ project, with support from Templeton Foundation

Statements against desecration of Christian holy sites.

2012

5th Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Oxford, UK)

Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders issues Messages of Hope for UN World Peace Day

2011

Educational Network joins BASICS project (Bibliodrama)

2010

Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders issues 12 Steps to Combating Hatred and Intolerance with Wisdom

Issue of Statement Affirming the Image of God

All-India Interreligious Dialogue Training Seminar

2009

Elijah participates in Parliament of World Religions (Melbourne, Australia)

4th Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Haifa, Israel)

Event with Pope Benedict XVI in the Holy Land

2007

3rd Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Amritsar, India)

Towards a Muslim Theology of World Religions. Ifrane, Morocco (May, 2007)

2006

Elijah Summer School: Hagiography

World Religions After 9/11. Montreal (September, 2006)

Shared Spaces in World Religions. Glasgow (April, 2006)

Towards a Muslim Theology of the Other. Washington, D.C. (March, 2006)

2005

2nd Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Wu Lai, Taiwan)

First World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace (Brussels), co-sponsored with UNESCO

Tolerance and the Crisis of the Holy. Marrakesh, Morocco (November, 2005)

Mysticism and Peace. Lasalle Hause, Switzerland (November, 2005)

Towards a Jewish Theology of the Other. Scranton, Pennsylvania (June, 2005)

The Global Crisis of the Holy and its Local Expressions. Jerusalem (April 15th, 2005)

2004

Elijah adopts the slogan ‘Sharing Wisdom, Fostering Peace’ as an expression of it mission.

Elijah Academy meeting: Holiness in World Religions – the Idea and the Crisis

Elijah Summer School:Sexuality, Textuality and Spirituality

The Crisis of the Holy. Barcelona (July, 2004)

The Crisis of the Holy. London (May, 2004)

2003

1st Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (Seville, Spain)

Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue on Global Ethics and Good Governance (Paris),  co-sponsored with UNESCO

Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders issues Anti-Terrorism Statement

Course conducted by Elijah School:Authority, Leadership and the Quest for Peace

Elijah Summer School: Death, Dying and Beyond

Authority, Leadership and the Quest for Peace: An Interreligious Conference (August 3-6, 2003)

Global Ethics and Good Governance: a Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue. UNESCO, Paris (May 5-7,2003)

Religion and Xenophobia: Perspectives of World Religions. Durham (March 23-26,2003)

2002

Elijah Interfaith Academy prepares papers for the first meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Elijah Summer School: Sacred Space in World Religions

Religion, Territoriality and Peace. Jerusalem, Israel (July 23-25, 2002)

Homeland and Diaspora – Interfaith Perspectives. Montreal, Canada (June 19, 2002)

Actualizing Human Potential:World Religions and Contemporary Disciplines in Dialogue. Jerusalem, Israel (May 23, 2002)

Actualizing Human Potential, The Vision of World Religions. Fayetteville, Arkansas (May 12-14, 2002)

2001

Course conducted by Elijah School: Religions in Dialogue

Elijah Summer School: Holy Lives – Saints in World Religions

Religious Responses to Suffering. Fayetteville, Arkansas (November 18 & 19, 2001)

Religion and Violence. Montreal Canada (November 15, 2001)

The Contribution of Interfaith Studies to Jewish Studies (August 12, 2001)

Saints, Religion and Politics in Contemporary Society (August 6-9, 2001)

2000

Creation of the Elijah Interfaith Academy

Interfaith event with Pope John Paul II in the Holy Land

Course conducted by Elijah School: Naming God in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Elijah Summer School: Conversion and Religious Identity

Conversion, Borrowing and Multiple Religious Affiliations: Contemporary Interfaith Perspectives (August 14&15, 2000)

Religions and Repentance. Conference papers presented to Pope John Paul II in preparation for the March 23rd interfaith meeting (March 21, 2000)

Jewish Christian Relations: Healing the Memories, Framing the Hope (March 20, 2000)

What Do We Want the Other to Know about Ourselves? (February 8-10, 2000)

1999

Course conducted by Elijah School:Introduction to Islam

Elijah Summer School: Mystical Prayer

Contemporary Mystical Prayer (July 15, 1999)

1998

The Elijah Interfaith Institute receives UNESCO accreditation

Course conducted by Elijah School:  Introduction to Judaism

Elijah Summer School: The Representation of God

Contemporary Idolatry: Interfaith Perspectives (July 2, 1998)

Prayer in Jerusalem Interfaith Perspectives (May 21, 1998)

1997

Thirteen institutions in Jerusalem form consortium – the Elijah School for the Study of Wisdom in World Religions

Course conducted by Elijah School: The Experience of Prayer in the Jewish and Christian Traditions

Elijah Summer School: The Place of Law in World Religions

Academia and Spirituality: Can The Critical Mind Be Reconciled With The Spiritual Quest? (July 27-29, 1997)

Law and Religion in Modernity (July 24, 1997)

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