As part of this year’s global celebrations during World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) hosted an evening buffet and networking event with participation from KAICIID’s Board of Directors, Advisory Forum and local religious and lay leaders. The event highlighted the significance of interreligious dialogue as a tool for overcoming communal challenges and provided a possibility to share and discuss best practice examples.
KAICIID Secretary General, Faisal Bin Muaammar, welcomed numerous renowned members of the Austrian interreligious community and diplomatic representatives while emphasising the pressing need for interreligious dialogue: “I see today a much more urgent need to build bridges between different people and religions. I know that we all agree that dialogue is the best way to create a sense of shared values and respect between diverse groups. A shared sense of common principles and goals supports social cohesion. Social cohesion supports robust communities that resist discrimination and bias”.