Origins and purposes
The Sangalli Institute for the religious history and cultures is a secular and non-religious institution, addressed to the knowledge and the study of the history and the religious cultures, without distinction between any religious denomination. It has been created thanks to the generosity of the Sangalli family from Rogno (Bergamo, Italy). The dedication is intended to honour the memory of its members, who, still alive, could express their generosity with relevant donations with charity purposes.
The Sangalli Institute was born in April 2014. Among its goals, there is the purpose to favour and promote, in Italy and abroad, the socio-religious studies both in a long-period historical perpective, with a multi and inter-disciplinary view; and in a larger cultural dimension, open to the comparison and the inter-religious dialogue. The results of its studies will be disseminated by any possible means of communication, like seminars, congresses, conferences, lessons, publications and internet.
Another important purpose of the institution is to promote, support and organize the researches, with an international opening, through the distribution of scholarships and of awards to unpublished and published works.
The Sangalli Institute collaborates with public and private institutions in order to realize common proposals, both in the scientific and inter-religious domaine; but also to support specific situations of need and difficulty, undertaking every activity necessary to reach its goals.