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)

The KAICIID Affirmation in the Vienna Hofburg

KAICIID Affirmation Hofburg Vienna

KAICIID Affirmation

“On behalf of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, otherwise known as ‘KAICIID’, we, as members of the Board of Directors, wish to publicly declare and stand behind the following:

The Vision of KAICIID is ‘Religion as enabler of respect and reconciliation’.

The Mission of KAICIID is ‘Acting as a hub, facilitating interreligious and intercultural dialogue and understanding, to enhance cooperation, respect for diversity, justice and peace’.

ON BEHALF OF KAICIID

... we wish to enhance interreligious and intercultural dialogue in order to foster respect, understanding and cooperation among people.

... we seek to use dialogue to promote justice, peace and reconciliation and to counteract the abuse of religion to justify oppression, violence and conflict.

... we desire to promote mutual respect and understanding among followers of different religions and cultures.

... we hope to promote a responsible way of living the religious and spiritual dimension of individuals and society.

... we intend to promote respect and preservation of the sacred character of holy sites and religious symbols.

... we propose that dialogue be used to address the contemporary challenges to society, such as dignity of human life, preservation of the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, ethical and religiouseducation and poverty alleviation.

... we believe in Dialogue as the best and only way to achieve respect and reconciliation.

... we acknowledge the initiative of King Abdullah, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Austria and the Kingdom of Spain in founding the Centre.

... we reaffirm the purposes and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

... we uphold 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.” 

 

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