About the Elijah Interfaith Institute

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“The Elijah Institute is the Most Profound and Intimate Group Working in Interfaith.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama –

The spirit of Elijah is wisdom, inspiration, friendship and hope across religious traditions. Elijah deepens understanding among religions. Elijah’s mission is to foster unity in diversity, creating a harmonious world.

Elijah’s message: The world’s great religions radiate wisdom that can heal the world. Deep level spiritual conversation across interreligious lines enriches our inner lives, enhances our prayer and opens our hearts. Discover unity and embrace diversity. We are many and we are one. 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.

Fast Facts:

  • Founded in 1996 by Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein
  • Headquartered in Jerusalem, with broad international reach and Leadership

Our Programs:

  • Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders – the highest-ranking active forum of religious leaders, with its global members meeting biennially since 2003
  • Scholarship: breaking new ground in academic interfaith study and publication
  • Education: thousands of teachers, leaders and activists trained in interfaith leadership
  • Spirituality: programs and methods for sharing wisdom across traditions