KAICIID The International Dialogue Centre

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The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is an intergovernmental organization that promotes dialogue to strengthen social cohesion. We do this by enhancing understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and followers of different religions. The Centre was founded by Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Holy See is the Founding Observer. Our Board of Directors comprises prominent representatives from five world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism).

We connect religious leaders and policymakers in a sustained dialogue for peace. Working through and with partners around the world, we promote interreligious dialogue (IRD) to help find sustainable solutions to contemporary challenges and conflict situations. We work in four priority areas:

  • We apply IRD for peace and reconciliation in four conflict situations: the Central African Republic (CAR), Myanmar and Nigeria as well as some parts of the Arab region with a focus on Iraq and Syria.
  • We offer training and capacity building so that more religious leaders, especially youth leaders, can become active peacemakers in their communities.
  • We advocate and support the broader use of interreligious dialogue by international organizations, policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • We offer, through the Dialogue Knowledge Hub, a virtual platform with resources for the field of dialogue world-wide.

To learn more, visit: www.kaiciid.org