The Journal of Interreligious Studies is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. It is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to innovative research on and study of the interactions that take place within and between religious communities. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering conversation, the JIRS hopes to increase religious literacy, contribute to the field of interreligious hermeneutics, and address the issues surrounding interreligious relations, dialogue, theology, and communication. The JIRS solicits articles of an interdisciplinary nature and with the aim of producing resources for interreligious education, pedagogy, theology and cooperation.

Statement on Recent Racist Acts of Violence


The staff of the Journal of Interreligious Studies unequivocally condemn the recent racist acts of violence and of public aggression. We express our sincere solidarity with those standing up against individual, institutional, and systemic racism and white supremacy in the United States. Read the full statement.

Hartford Seminary Joins Journal of Interreligious Studies Team


HARTFORD, CT – Hartford Seminary is pleased to announce that it will collaborate with Hebrew College and Boston University School of Theology in publishing the Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS), a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the study of the interactions within and among religious communities past and present. JIRS provides a forum for the exploration of theological, ethical, social, and historical issues related to interreligious engagement.

No 29 (2020): Issue 29

Issue 29 is a special issue featuring articles from the 17th Annual Engaging Particularities Conference of the Boston College Theology Department.

Published: 2020-03-16

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