Vatican, Sep.6 (Petra)-His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal stressed the need for nations to come together for a common cause in the name of human dignity.
During a visit of the Prince to the Vatican, His Holiness Pope Francis conveyed his concern at the growing inequality between the rich and the poor and expressed sadness that we are living in a world that cares more about money than about people. (more)
Jordan will always be a safe haven for displaced people and those who suffer injustice, HRH Prince Hassan said on Wednesday.
During a meeting with Iraqi Christians who have taken refuge in Jordan at Mar Elias and the Lady of Peace churches, Prince Hassan said Iraq, the cradle of human civilisation, cannot suffer more hatred among its people, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The prince, who chairs the board of trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, expressed sorrow over the Iraqis’ decision to leave their country. (more)
نتابع بقلق بالغ الأخبار المتواترة التي تأمر أخوتنا المسيحيين بمغادرة ديارهم وإخلاء بيوتهم في مدينة الموصل خلال 24 ساعة. وسمعنا ما تتعرض له الأماكن والرموز المقدسة المسيحية - من تدنيس يتمثل في قصف الكنائس وإزالة الصليب من كاتدرائية سان إفرام، مقر المطرانية السريانية الأرثوذكسية في الموصل. (المزيد) (النسخة الإنجليزية)
Amman (July 24, 2014): In recent days, we have read with horror about Christians being asked to leave the town of Mosul within twenty-four hours. We have also heard about the desecration of Christian holy spaces and their symbols – the bombing of churches and a cross being removed from St. Ephrem’s Cathedral, the seat of the Syriac Orthodox archdiocese in Mosul. (more) (Arabic)
A new kind of education — a humanitarian one — is needed to stand against the current challenges of violence and extremism, HRH Prince Hassan said on Tuesday.
“... Education is important to preserve humans and their dignity,” the prince said at a colloquium session on “Meeting the Current Challenges through Education”. more
As a man of peace, Pope Francis’ upcoming visit is expected to empower Jordan as “the guiding star” of the Middle East and the entire world, according to officials from the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS). more
Religious extremism is exception, not norm
As long as there is no equality between humans, it will be impossible to put an end to extremism, HRH Prince Hassan said on Monday. more
Pope’s visit comes at ‘right time to right place’
Religious extremism is exception, not norm in all faiths — Prince Hassan
‘Advanced’ nationwide interfaith programme concludes
Abu Jaber resigns as director of RIIFS
A Group of St. Olaf University Visits RIIFS
Abu Jaber, Bielefeldt discuss religious freedoms in Jordan
'Islamic Fundamentalism' in Cross-Cultural Perspective
RIIFS Receives an Award of Excellence from the Doha Center
A Spiritual Chants Concert
‘Voices of reason in a troubled world’ - New article by Professor Kamel Abu Jaber.
Inter-faith institute embarks on project to promote Amman Message
RIIFS Receives an Award for Remarkable Contribution to the Youth Work
Religion and Society in the Middle East
Arab Christians and the Islamic-Christian Coexistence
Human and Religious Values Shared by Christians and Muslims for a Common Education
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) was established in 1994 in Amman, Jordan, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal. RIIFS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides a venue for the interdisciplinary study of intercultural and interreligious issues with the aim of defusing tensions and promoting peace, regionally and globally... more
The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. more