In March 2021, the ICJS Board of Trustees approved a Strategic Framework with a new vision, mission, and goals for ICJS. The framework is depicted here as a house with the following components:
ICJS’ five core values serve as the foundation for all of our work.
Scholarship—including research, writing, teaching, and convening of leading voices—anchors all ICJS programs and advances the emerging field of Interreligious & Interfaith Studies.
The three primary goals of our Strategic Framework hold up the new Vision (see Roof);
Our mission and programs are designed to build an interreligious society with a new vision: A society in which dialogue replaces division, friendship overcomes fear, and education eradicates ignorance.
Equip our learning communities with knowledge about the religious traditions, teachings, practices, and history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam for interreligious understanding and dialogue.
Facilitate strong relationships among people with diverse religious and nonreligious identities who work against religious bias and bigotry and work together for the common good.
Be a leader in academic discourse and publishing on core concepts and principles in this emerging field.
Act as a thought leader to help the American public value religious difference.
Build and increase trust, support, and involvement of those marginalized in interreligious spaces so that everyone is included in our work.