News

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

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
(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)


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 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

OTHER NEWS

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

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

The deadline for the submission of applications for KAICIID's 2015 Fellows programme will remain open past the orginally stated deadline of 15 December 2014 to ensure the broadest possible participation. The submission deadline will be set in January 2015. Read More

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

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

11 December 2014: KAICIID Convenes Interreligious and Intercultural Education Experts

On 10 and 11 December 2014, KAICIID organized a working meeting of education experts and policy advisers to share methods and tools supporting good practice in interreligious education – learning about religions and cultures that are not one’s own. 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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