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International Organisations, Network and Resource Sites, Centres and Institutions

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International Organisations

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

UNHCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe):

  • The ODIHR's TANDIS (Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System) website
  • Website guide for Tolerance Education developed for OSCE by Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Council of Europe

ISESCO (Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

  • Islamic education for peace and tolerance

WCC (World Council of Churches)

WCRP (World Conference on Religion and Peace)

  • Inter-religious dialogue end peace education (see program description)

IARF (International Association for Religious Freedom)

  • Studies of religious education around the world

IRLA (International Religious Liberty Association)

  • Tolerance education and freedom or religion or belief

AIDLR (Association Internationale pour la defense de la Liberte Religieuse)

  • Tolerance and freedom of religion or belief in education

Amnesty International

CEC (Council of European Churches)

Networks and Resource Sights

The Tandem Project

  • The Tandem project was created with a view to promote, sponsor and support implementation of Article 18 of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 1981 U.N. Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.
    > more information

Forum 18

  • Working for freedom of religion or belief in the ex-Sovjet regions and Europe through reporting breaches of Article 18, F18News aims to ensure that threats and actions against religious freedom are truthfully reported as quickly as possible across the world.
    > more information

ENRECA (European Network for Religious Education in Europe through Contextual Approaches)

  • ENRECA was set up in 1999 in order to bring together scholars engaged in empirical and theoretical research in aspects of religion and education in relation to intercultural issues
    > more information

INIRICE (International Network for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Education)

  • The Network was set up in 1994, with the aim of promoting links between Southern African and Northern European research groups working in fields connecting religion and education in culturally diverse democratic societies
    > more information

ISREV (International Seminar on Religious Education and Values)

  • International, but mainly first world-based network of educators and researcher
    > more information

EPIL (European Project for Interreligious Learning)

EAWRE (European Association for World Religions in Education)

  • Germany based; emerged from the Shap Working Party (see under CENTRES AND INSTITUTIONS) as a wider European group.

COGREE (Coordinating group for Religious Education in Europe)

  • Religious education in Europe

ICCS (Intereuropean Commission on Church and School)

  • Religious education in Europe

EFTRE (European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education)

HREA (Human Rights Education Associates)

IBERR (International Board of Educational Research and Researchers)

IHEU - EN (International Human-Ethical Union - Educational Network)

Centres and Institutions

Youth in Peace Education (University of Montreal)

Teaching Tolerance: A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (US)

The Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education

Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU)

Georg Eckert Insitute for International Textbook Research

Centre for Research in Human Rights, UK

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)