The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CIRD) is an academic centre committed to the study and practice of interreligious dialogue.

The Centre seeks to promote research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of interreligious dialogue in Ireland and beyond, including the religious-secular dialogue today.



We live and breathe an Interfaith World

“Interfaith dialogue is not something extra that we do in our spare time. If we are truly attuned to the history, spirit, and hopes of our faith or philosophical tradition and texts—and the current state of our world today—interfaith dialogue and learning are obligations for everyone.” ― Peter Admirand, Humbling Faith

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men [and women]; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ― Herman Melville

“In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.” – Mudrooroo