Pope Tawadros welcomes KAICIID inter-religious dialogue

06-05-2018 10:56 PM

Nader Shukry


On 2 May, Pope Tawadros II received at the papal headquarters at St Mark’s Cathedral in Abbassiya, Cairo, members of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (KAICIID).

The KAICIID delegation included Dr Fahad Abul-Nasr, Director General of the centre, Dr Muhammad Abul-Nemer, the Centre’s Senior Advisor, Fr Dr Bishoy Helmy, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Network of Islamic and Christian Colleges and Institutes launched by KAICIID a year-and-a-half ago, along with 30 youth leaders participating in the International Fellowship Program for Dialogue.

Discussions at St Mark’s focused on the importance of dialogue and coexistence among religions.

On its website:

https://www.kaiciid.org/news-events/news/muslim-christian-religious-leaders-launch-first-interreligious-cooperation-and

KAICIID describes itself as:

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, globally known by its abbreviation, KAICIID, is an inter-governmental organisation that promotes inter-religious dialogue to prevent and resolve conflict.

“KAICIID was founded‎ in ‎November 2012 to advocate for the rights and inclusion of all communities in the Arab World, to combat ideologies exploiting anxiety, and instigating hatred, and sectarianism, and to jointly address the toughest challenges their communities face.”

Watani International

6 May 2018

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