Our Initiatives

Our interdisciplinary project, collectively led by Reset DOC (Italy), Reset Dialogues (US), the University of Birmingham (UK), the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University (US), the Foundation for Religious Sciences in Bologna and Palermo (Italy), and the Haifa Laboratory for Religious Studies (Israel), embarks on a journey to explore ongoing debates and issues concerning pluralism within diverse religious traditions.


Project Phases and Focus Areas


—> Work Package on Islam and Pluralism – University of Birmingham:

Examines Islamic theology’s acknowledgment of religious differences and its hierarchical interpretation of pluralism. Explores historical encounters with other religions and the internal diversity within the Sunni tradition, addressing the Sunni-Shia dynamics and their impact on negotiations within Islam.


—> Work Package on Christianities – FSCIRE / European Academy of Religion:

Investigates historical events’ impact on Christian understanding of religious diversity. Explores the influence of movements like the Ecumenical movement and the Second Vatican Council on shaping perceptions of religious diversity among Christians.


—> Work Package on Judaism – Haifa Laboratory for Religious Studies


Key Highlights


  • Upcoming Workshop:

Theologies and Practices of Religious Pluralism in Islam (Sarajevo, 20-21 November 2023)


  • Past Workshops Include:

– Islam and Religious Pluralism (University of Birmingham, 14-15 June 2022)

– Christianity and Religious Pluralism (European Academy of Religion, 21 June 2022, with Fscire and the Berkley Center at Georgetown University)

– Theologies and Practices of Religious within Orthodox Christianity (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, 16 January 2023)

– Theologies and Practices of Religious Pluralism in Judaism (Online, 9 February 2023)


  • Preliminary Workshops:

– Orthodox Christianities (September 2021)

– Pluralism and Christianity: Disentangling the Concept of Otherness (July 2021)

– Pluralism & Islam: An Interdisciplinary Assessment (June 2021)

– Varieties of Religions (April 2021)


  • Notable Recent Speakers Include:

Jocelyne Césari, Anver Emon, Cyril Hovorun, Moshe Lavee, Alberto Melloni, Ebrahim Moussa, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Adam Seligman, Kristina Stoeckl, and more.


Our upcoming workshop in Sarajevo will continue the exploration of religious pluralism, focusing on Islam.