Established in 2002 with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office (Beirut) and the UNESCO Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue (Paris).
Two centers are attached to it:
The Chair aims to promote interreligious understanding through the comparative study of religions and the transmission of specific intercultural competences such as mediation and dialogue.
Its research and teaching programs revolve around monotheism, the interpretation of religious facts, and the analysis of the interactions between society and religion.
The chair manages socio-cultural programs with resort to images, most often in partnership with others.