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.

About RIIFS

To build sustained, engaged communities and regional and international partnerships among specialists including professionals and religious leaders.

Vision and Mission

Muslims and Christians shared the language, history, cultural and civilizational heritage, and distinguished among themselves in their religious affiliation only. Muslims and Christians lived side by side in a common life in harmony.

Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Welcome to Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies

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. We live in a troubled world that is in need of deeper mutual understanding between diverse religions and cultures. RIIFS focuses on promoting common human and ethical values

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Highlights

DAAP Thematic Meeting on Religion and Programming

20 Sep, 2018

Religion plays a vital role in the lives and cultures of the majority of the world’s population

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The Institute marks the Harmony Week at the Baptismal Site and “the Sleepers Cave”

05 Feb, 2018

On the occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies implemented

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English Publications

The Fatimid Armenians in the Context of Armenian Sectarian History

A study sponsored by RIIFS dealing with the sectarian origins of the Armenian officers who ran the Fatimid state in Egypt between 1074 and 1163.

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The Missionary Herald: Reports from Ottoman Syria 1819-1870

A sourcebook containing eyewitness reports fundamental to the study of the history of Ottoman Syria in the nineteenth century.Hardback, 5 volumes

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