About IDN

Mission and goals of the Centre

The Inter-Religious Dialogue Network, IDN (formerly known as the Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue or CID) was established in August 2006 as a national initiative of Australian Catholic University.

Located in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, the Inter-Religious Dialogue Network is inspired by the vision of Vatican II.


Through research, teaching and community engagement to promote inter-religious dialogue, mutual understanding and respect.


  1. Provide leadership to initiatives in inter-religious dialogue
  2. Make a sustained intellectual contribution to inter-religious dialogue from the perspective of the Catholic tradition
  3. Support international research into inter-religious dialogue
  4. Bring inter-religious perspectives and insights to contemporary social issues.