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

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

22 August 2014: 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

 

OTHER NEWS


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

15 August 2014: Young People Advise KAICIID on its international Projects

KAICIID’s first youth consultation brought together over 40 young people from many regions of the world to consult with KAICIID on many of its current and future projects and receive training in Interreligious Dialogue. Read More


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

On June 24, KAICIID Deputy Secretary General Claudia Bandion-Ortner convened a panel discussion at the Herzogenburg monastery (in the region of Lower Austria), to discuss the role and responsibility of the media in shaping the image of other religions and 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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