Journal of Ecumenical Studies

This is a journal with a vision.
It is a vision of the dialogue of religious people around the world seeking to promote human flourishing. I know of no other publication in English that does more for the promotion of interreligious affairs and concerns than the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and it has done so now for decades.
— John Berthrong
Institute for Dialogue among Religious Traditions at Boston University

The Journal of Ecumenical Studies (J.E.S.) was founded by Arlene and Leonard Swidler in 1964 as the first peer-reviewed journal in the field of interreligious dialogue.

Born out of the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II, J.E.S. began with an emphasis on dialogue among diverse Christian traditions. Its focus quickly broadened to Christian-Jewish dialogue and soon thereafter to interchange among a wide array of religious traditions.

After more than 50 years, J.E.S. continues as the premier publisher of scholarly articles in the field of dialogue across lines of religious difference.

From the 1960's until today, J.E.S. has helped to create and build an international forum for interreligious scholarship. Together with the outreach work of the Dialogue Institute, it continues to support, stimulate, and broaden the community of scholars and activists engaged in interreligious work throughout the world.

J.E.S. is affiliated with the North American Academy of Ecumenists (N.A.A.E.).


Terry Ray, Editor
Temple University

Rebecca Kratz Mays, Managing Editor,
Dialogue Institute

Erik Ranstrom, Book Review Editor
Fairfield University 

Leonard Swidler, Editor Emeritus
Temple University

Paul Mojzes, Co-Editor Emeritus
Rosemont College

Associate Editors

Alan L. Berger
Florida Atlantic University

Marcus Braybrooke
World Congress of Faiths

Thomas Bremer
Catholic Theological Faculty, University of Münster

Melanie A. Duguid-May
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Eugene J. Fisher
Saint Leo University

Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Ingeborg Gabriel
University of Vienna

Associate Editors (Continued)

Sanaullah Kirmani
George Washington University and Goucher College

Paul Knitter
Madison, WI

Marcia Sachs Littell
Stockton University

Melanie A. May
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Motumbo Nkuku-N’Sengha
California State University, Northridge

Tom Papademetriou
Stockton University

Irfan A. Omar
Marquette University

John Pawlikowsi
Catholic Theological Union

André Ritter
European Institute for Intercultural and Interreligious Research

Alfons H. Teipen
Furman University

Lucian Turcescu
Concordia University, Montreal

J. Robert Wright
General Theological Seminary

Barbara Brown Zikmund
Chelsea, MI