Studies in Interreligious DIalogue

Studies in Interreligious Dialogue is an international peer-reviewed journal, which has been published since 1990. It is published by Peeters Publishers in Leuven, Belgium. Starting in 2024, it is hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and published in affiliation with the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies-Yogyakarta (ICRS). Frans Wijsen, its editor-in-chief, has been officially an Adjunct Professor at UGM since 2022. In his editorial to the last edition of the journal in 2023, he wrote:

Studies in Interreligious Dialogue was started by colleagues at Free University, Amsterdam, and Radboud University, Nijmegen, in 1990. At that time, interreligious dialogue was booming in Northwest Europe, and colleagues at Free University and Radboud University felt the need to academically address this practice. Now, almost 35 years later, the study of interreligious dialogue seems to become less prominent in Northwest Europe, whereas it is a hot issue in Southeast Asia. Thus the shift to the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies is a natural step. … ICRS is interreligious in itself. … I am confident that the shift to Yogyakarta is good for the journal. The city, with its numerous universities is a hotbed of the academic study of interreligious dialogue. At the same time, the editorial board wants to guarantee that the journal remains truly international, and this will be reflected in both the editorial and the advisory board.

ICRS ( was established in 2006, with the Ph.D. program in Interreligious Studies as one of its main activities. The language of instruction of the PhD program is English. It has received Indonesian as well as international students since 2007, and now has more than 50 alumni. 

As stated in its website, the Studies in Interreligious Dialogue journal welcomes scholarly works on encounters between believers of different religions and worldviews from a practice-theory point of view. It invites discussion of practical issues concerning interreligious relations, and publishes articles by adherents of various religious traditions and academic disciplines. The journal is abstracted and indexed in ATLASerials; Index Theologicus; Index to the Study of Religions Online; New Testament Abstracts; Elenchus Bibliographicus (Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses); ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences); Scopus; CrossRef.

ICRS intends to build the website for the journal, manage the journal more efficiently and gradually provide more open access articles. Please come back to this page to check developments of the journal. For now, the main website remains

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