News

APPLICATIONS OPEN: KAICIID Announces Launch of Interreligious Dialogue Training Programme for Religious Educators
(17 December 2014)

“Talking Dialogue”: The birth of worldwide interreligious dialogue in 1893
(16 December 2014)

KAICIID Convenes Interreligious and Intercultural Education Experts
(11 December 2014)

Pope Tawadros II, KAICIID Secretary General Meet in Cairo, Plan Cooperation
(8 December 2014)

From the Nile to the Euphrates
(5 December 2014)

KAICIID Builds Cooperation with African Union
(2 December 2014)

"Talking Dialogue": Exploring the history behind the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions
(1 December 2014)

Cardinal Schönborn Meets KAICIID Board and Secretary General
(20 November 2014)

Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Unite to Denounce ISIS and Violence in Iraq and Syria
(19 November 2014)

KAICIID and Arigatou International GNRC Host Debate on Media Impact on Interreligious Relations
(17 November 2014)

Interreligious Dialogue is Extremely Important
(16 November 2014)

Interreligious dialogue conference examines theoretical and practical concepts of dialogue
(15 November 2014)

To Encourage Dialogue, Religious Leaders Need to Speak Up and Get Media Wise
(12 November 2014) 

International Academic Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dialogue
(11 November 2014)

United against Violence in the Name of Religion: Conference of Religious Leaders in Vienna
(10 November 2014)

KAICIID Congratulates Board Member Reverend Dr. Toby Howarth on Appointment as Bishop
(15 October 2014)

An Investigation into the History of Interreligious Dialogue: “Talking Dialogue” at KAICIID
(5 October 2014)

Talking Dialogue: Rudolf Otto and the Religioeser Menschheitsbund (1921-1937) of Verena Kozmann
(5 October 2014)

Austria, Saudi Arabia, Spain Stand Up to Abuse of Religion to Justify Violent Conflict
(25 September 2014)

KAICIID, Finnish Government and Organisations Discuss Collaboration on Peacebuilding Initiatives
(17 September 2014)

KAICIID Discusses Religious Pluralism as a Way toward Global Citizenship
(15 September 2014)

KAICIID Welcomes KSA Legal Academics, Austrian Deputy Head of Mission
(8 September 2014)


Welcome - Introduction to KAICIID

 

The KAICIID Dialogue Centre (King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures around the world. Located in Vienna, the Centre is an independent, autonomous, international organisation, free of political or economic influence.

The Founding States of the Centre (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Austria and Kingdom of Spain) constitute the “Council of Parties” responsible for overseeing the work of the Centre; the Holy See is admitted as a Founding Observer to the Centre.

An excerpt from the Intergovernmental Agreement signed by the Council of Parties in 2011:

"...WISHING to promote mutual respect and understanding among different
religious and cultural groups;

REAFFIRMING the purposes and principles enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion;

EMPHASIZING the principles and values of human life and dignity,
human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race,
sex, language, or religion;

SEEKING to combat all forms of discrimination and of stereotyping
based on religion or belief..."

Read the full text of the KAICIID Establishment Agreement here (EN).

Read the full text of the KAICIID Establishment Agreement here (DE).

Read the full text of the KAICIID Seat Agreement here (EN).

Read the full text of the KAICIID Seat Agreement here (DE).

The Board of Directors comprises high-level representatives of the major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and cultures. The Centre is headed by a Secretary General. An Advisory Forum of up to 100 members of other religions, cultural institutions and international organisations will provide a further resource of interreligious and intercultural perspective.

About KAICIID: This publication describes what KAICIID is, what we stand for and what we do. In addition to presenting the Centre and its evolution, the booklet outlines our work as of October 2014 in peacebuilding, peace mapping, media, education and building the field of dialogue.(PDF,EN,Opens in a new window)

UPDATE

23 January 2015: KAICIID Mourns the Passing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques: King Abdullah - A Dialogue Visionary

With great sadness, the Council of Parties, the Board of Directors, the Secretary General and the staff of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue express their condolences to the people of Saudi Arabia for their inestimable loss. Read More

OTHER NEWS

22 January 2015: KAICIID-Organized Workshop Mobilizes Christian and Muslim Women to Ensure Peaceful General Elections in Nigeria

KAICIID-RfP Workshop on Getting Women and Youth Involved in Dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria. Read More

17 January 2015: KAICIID Meets with World Council of Churches, UN High Commission for Human Rights

Two-day visit by KAICIID delegation as part of Syria-Iraq Follow-Up Plans. Read More

8 January 2015: KAICIID Denounces Charlie Hebdo Attack, Condemns Violence in the Name of Religion

KAICIID, the intergovernmental, interreligious dialogue organization, rejects violence in all its forms, especially any violence committed in the name of religion. Read More

23 December 2014: Season's Greetings from KAICIID

KAICIID thanks all people of good of will who supported dialogue and KAICIID throughout 2014. We wish you and your families peace and good health. Read More

22 December 2014: “Talking Dialogue”: Jenkin Lloyd Jones and the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Maryam Mouzzouri is a Belgian student from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes of Paris who, as part of KAICIID’s “Talking Dialogue” project, has been conducting archival work in Chicago, USA. Read More

19 December 2014: KAICIID Condemns Attacks against School in Pakistan

The multireligious Board of Directors of the KAICIID Dialogue Centre today condemned the violent attacks that have led to the deaths of well over 100 students and teachers in Peshawar, Pakistan. Read More

18 December 2014: KAICIID Lauches Initiatives to preserve Religious and Cultural Diversity in Iraq and Syria

The KAICIID Special Conference “United against Violence in the Name of Religion” gathered in Vienna on 18 and 19 November 2014 high-level religious leaders from Christian, Druze, Mandean, Muslim, and Yazidi communities across the Middle East. Read More

 

The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures around the world. Located in Vienna, the Centre is an independent, autonomous, international organisation, free of political or economic influence. The Founding States of the Centre (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Austria and Kingdom of Spain) constitute the “Council of Parties” responsible for overseeing the work of the Centre; the Holy See is admitted as a Founding Observer to the Centre.

The Board of Directors comprises high-level representatives of the major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and cultures. The Centre is headed by a Secretary General. An Advisory Forum of up to 100 members of other religions, cultural institutions and international organisations will provide a further resource of interreligious and intercultural perspective.

 

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