Nanzan Institute/Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture

Philanthropic Activities

  • In 2005, Roche funded The Roche Chair for Interreligious Research at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (南山諸宗教研究講座) at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.  The Chair establishes the position of a Visiting Research Fellow at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture with a nominal affiliation to the Graduate School of the Department of Christian Thought in the Faculty of Humanities at Nanzan University. The Chair is aimed at honoring scholars who have made a distinguished contribution to mutual understanding among religions and traditions of religious thought East and West.  Since its inception, nine scholars have occupied the chair.