International Religious Foundation

The International Religious Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to fostering world peace through religious dialogue and harmony. It sponsors conferences and publications for scholars and religious leaders throughout the world. Participants at these events come from virtually every religious tradition and philosophical persuasion, and are encouraged to express their views freely. No attempt is made to impose a certain outcome on the deliberations, nor is it assumed that there is some easy unity that underlies all the multiplicity present in the discussions. Nevertheless, bridges of understanding are built as participants gain a heightened awareness of the beliefs and views of others. What emerges is a vision of the family of religions that can guide the transformation of society.