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The European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS) is an international and interdisciplinary society for the scholarly study of intercultural theology and interreligious relations. It was established in Amsterdam 19 March 2005.

Quote about ESITIS:
It is in meetings like ESITIS — and its counterparts around the world — that the future of our understanding of ourselves as intelligent religious persons is being worked out, written, taught.”
(Francis X. Clooney in his blog after the Salzburg conference in 2009)


  • Studies 2013 ESITIS conference was held 10-13 April in Bilbao, Spain – hosted by the Faculty of Theology, University of Deusto. Theme: “Contested Spaces, Common Ground?” (see conference page). In the General Meeting which was held during the  conference, it was agreed to open up for institutional membership in ESITIS (see Membership).