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The International Dialogue Centre - KAICIID and the Religions for Peace Announce Reaffirmation of Their Commitment to Strengthening Inter-Institutional Dialogue, Cooperation and Understanding

30 October 2023

The International Dialogue Centre – KAICIID and the Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious organization advancing common action among the world’s faith communities toward peace for people and the planet, are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on interreligious and intercultural dialogue worldwide.

Against the backdrop of various legal frameworks on international human rights and global agendas, this agreement comes at a time when the importance of interfaith collaboration and dialogue has never been more crucial. In a world facing an array of complex challenges, this partnership marks a significant step toward fostering peace, harmony, and understanding among diverse religious and faith communities. Both KAICIID and the Religions for Peace are leaders in the advancement of interfaith collaboration, with long-standing commitments to promoting and facilitating peaceful coexistence, countering hate speech, and addressing the root cause of violence through the power of faith.

Religion, while a source of solace and peace, has often been misused to fuel violent conflicts and promote social divisions. It is in this context that KAICIID and the Religions for Peace have decided to pool their resources, expertise, and networks to create a more harmonious world. Together, Religions for Peace and KAICIID will amplify the voices of those who are already working tirelessly to promote interfaith collaboration and understanding.

Dr. Zuhair Alharthi, Secretary General of the International Dialogue Centre - KAICIID stated that, “Our collaboration with Religions for Peace will help to scale our efforts towards increasing dialogue and understanding among different religions at an important time in world affairs, where the need for peace is utmost.”

Ms. Deepika Singh, Associate Secretary General and Director of Programmes, Religions for Peace, noted that “Our reaffirmed partnership with KAICIID represents a commitment to working together towards a world where the positive values of faith are harnessed to build bridges and where dialogue triumphs over division.

The combined efforts of both organizations aim to promote hope and unity and to demonstrate that, through dialogue and cooperation, a more just, peaceful, and inclusive world is possible for all.

For additional information, please email: Ms. Yvonne Baraza, Media Relations Officer, International Dialogue Centre – KAICIID, at [email protected]


Ms. Sohaa Khan, Religions for Peace Communications Office, at [email protected]