About the Institution: Founded in 2012 in Vienna, with the purpose of promoting the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict, to enhance understanding and cooperation, the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It employs dialogue to help the vast majority of believers reclaim religion from those who wish to instill hatred and help these communities use dialogue to create peace and build harmonious communities. (Read more)
Life Skills-Related: Fostering Common Citizenship among Christians and Muslims in Arab Societies. In June 2014, KAICIID brought together many of the religious, inter-religious and civil society institutions currently engaged in supporting and strengthening peace building and dialogue in the Arab world. Some recommendations were that KAICIID help build on existing local and regional initiatives that foster citizenship and respect for diversity, engage political and religious institutions and leaders, youth and in interreligious dialogue and reach out to Arab society through social media to support dialogue and common citizenship. A second meeting took place on April 2015, and a follow-up report was announced.