The holder of the rotating Scarboro Missions Chair in Inter-Religious Dialogue will be a full or associate professor with an international reputation in an area of inter-religious dialogue which emphasises religious experience, spirituality, and practical application. She or he will organize or deliver an annual “Scarboro Foreign Mission Lecture on Interreligious Dialogue” on an issue of current relevance and importance in the area of interreligious dialogue, religious tolerance, shared religious values, or contemporary religious tensions.
There is a two-fold goal associated with the vision for the Scarboro Missions Chair. First, the Chair will engage in significant research, publication, and interaction with the academic community in our focused areas of interreligious dialogue. Second, we seek to make interreligious dialogue and cooperation part of the intellectual and theological culture of Regis College and the Toronto School of Theology, as well as the broader community, such as the university, the church, and interested public throughout the city.