In a bid to take the Jordanian model of coexistence and interfaith harmony to the next level, the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies officials (RIIFS) and other stakeholders implemented a full-fledged programme last month.
The activities were designed to serve two purposes: promoting Jordan’s interfaith and coexistence model and marking the February 1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week, a global event proposed by Jordan that won the approval of the international community through the UN General Assembly. more
HRH Prince El Hassan, chairman of board of trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, accepted the resignation of the institute’s director, Kamel Abu Jaber, as of January 17.
In a letter sent to Abu Jaber in response to his resignation, Prince El Hassan voiced his appreciation of the director’s efforts in realising the institute’s message in promoting interfaith dialogue.
Meanwhile, the prince tasked Michel Hamarneh to assume the director’s duties until further notice.
A group of St. Olaf University visited the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies and met with His Excellency Dr. Kamel Abu Jaber, RIIFS Director. Through the meeting, Abu Jaber spoke about Jordan and the region, interfaith dialogue, the Middle East, Europe, the west and the Islamic and Christian history in Jordan and the Middle East. The group also listened to some remarks from Dr. Amer Hafi, deputy director of RIIFS. more
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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