News

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 Announces Launch of Interreligious Dialogue Training Programme for Religious Educators Call for Applications Now Open
(9 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
(19 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)

A United Front Against Violence in the Name of Religion
(22 August 2014)

KAICIID conducts interreligious dialogue training at the 12th World Scout Youth Forum
(22 August 2014)

Responses from Religious Leaders and Intergovernmental Organisation to the Violence in Northern Iraq (Selected List)
(21 August 2014)

Young People Advise KAICIID on its international Projects
(15 August 2014)

KAICIID Local Panel Discussion Addresses Responsibility Of Media In Intercultural Society
(25 June 2014)

Fostering Common Citizenship among Christians and Muslims in Arab Societies
(21 June 2014)

Religious and Political Leaders Join Invocation for Peace in the Middle East
(18 June 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.

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

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

In an unprecedented demonstration of multi-religious solidarity, leaders of Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the larger Middle East region today have denounced with one voice all violence in the name of religion, and have called on the international community to protect religious and cultural diversity in Iraq and Syria. Read More

 

OTHER NEWS

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

Panel of Journalists, Religious Leaders, Policymakers discuss how media and religious leaders can strengthen reporting on religion. Read More

16 November 2014: Interreligious Dialogue is Extremely Important

Pope Francis, Austrian President Heinz Fischer Discuss KAICIID Dialogue Centre. His Holiness Pope Francis I and Austrian President Heinz Fischer discussed KAICIID during a private audience in Rome on Thursday 13 November 2014. Read More

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

KAICIID Announces Training for Religious Leaders and Dialogue Practitioners. 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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