Center for Interreligious Understanding (CIU)

The Center for Interreligious Understanding is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1992, with Rabbi Jack Bemporad as its Executive Director. Since its inception, the organization operates on the premise that religions have great power and through theological dialogue, we can harness that power for good. To that end, the CIU works with and influences religious leaders of all beliefs by exploring their common goals, as well as their religions’ theological foundations. By creating constructive systems for fighting religious stereotypes and intolerance, the CIU fosters bridges of understanding, reconciliation and peacemaking vital to meeting the interfaith challenges of the 21st century.