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.

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.

 


Update

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

The deplorable violence and the humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq and Syria, as well as in other parts of the world, call for a united response. To help build a united international front to bring peace to these regions, the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Kingdom of Spain today signed a declaration affirming dialogue as a path to lasting peace and social cohesion. Read More

Other News

22 September 2014: A United Front Against Violence in the Name of Religion

KAICIID Joins Call by Religious, Political Leaders to End Criminal Violence against Religious Minorities in Iraq

In northern Iraq, brutal violence has led to the murder of thousands of innocent civilians. Many religious and secular authorities from around the world have condemned these heinous acts. KAICIID denounces all violence committed against Sunni, Shia, Christian, and Yazidi groups and individuals, regardless of their religious identity, their communities and sacred sites. Adding its voice to those of political and religious leaders from around the world, KAICIID deplores and condemns violence committed in the name of religion. Read More

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

Speaking at a UN High-Level Forum in New York on 9 September, KAICIID Senior Adviser, Mohammed Abu-Nimer said that global citizenship values – based on principles such as human rights, religious pluralism, environmental protection, gender equality and poverty alleviation, among many others – do not require an abandonment of traditional, ethnic or religious identities and are the basis for an “added-layer” of shared responsibility in the world. Read More

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

Held In Rogla, Slovenia, the 12th World Scout Youth Forum gathered over 200 participants, all under the age of 26, from 80 different countries. As part of its continuing commitment to education, KAICIID was invited to the Forum in order to conduct two interreligious and intercultural dialogue training sessions with young adult members of the Scout community. After a brief introduction on KAICIID and its activities in the field of dialogue by the Centre’s programmes officer Anas Alabbadi, the scouts were encouraged to join in exercises tackling stereotyping, the perception of the “Other”, and how the same ideas and issues may be tackled differently across different cultures. 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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