Russell Berrie Fellowship Program in Interreligious Studies

Russell Berrie Fellowship Program in Interreligious Studies

On behalf of the Russell Berrie Foundation, IIE is pleased to announce the eleventh consecutive year of the Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies, arranged at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).

The aim of the Fellowship Program is to build bridges between Christian, Jewish, and other religious traditions by providing the next generation of religious leaders with a comprehensive understanding of and dedication to interfaith issues. Russell Berrie Fellows are expected to complete the program and return home to their parishes and communities to lead others in efforts to promote interfaith understanding.

The Fellowship offers clergy, religious, and members of the laity an opportunity to study for a Licence Degree or a Diploma in Interreligious Studies at the Angelicum. The award provides one year of financial support for new Russell Berrie Fellows. It is intended to cover tuition, a modest living stipend and book allowance, examination fees, and travel to and from the recipient’s home country.

Applicants of all faiths and backgrounds from around the world – including students currently enrolled at the Angelicum – who have a demonstrated interest in Interreligious Studies, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 20, 2018.

Program information and application materials can be found at or sign up for one of our upcoming open webinars. Webinar dates and times are (click on the dates to register):

February 15, 11 AM (CET)

March 6, 4 PM (CET)

Pictures and more information about our alumni can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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