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

17 September 2014: KAICIID, Finnish Government and Organisations Discuss Collaboration on Peacebuilding Initiatives

The Secretary General of KAICIID, Faisal Bin Muaammar travelled to Helsinki, Finland in September 2014 to strengthen ties with organisations and policy builders in the country, especially as they relate to KAICIID’s peacebuilding programme. 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


8 September 2014 August 2014: KAICIID Welcomes KSA Legal Academics, Austrian Deputy Head of Mission

A 19-member delegation of representatives of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited the KAICIID Dialogue Centre in Vienna on 8 September. 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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