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Welcome to RIIFS

 
Established in 1994 in Amman, Jordan, under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) provides a venue in the Arab world for the interdisciplinary study and rational discussion of religion and religious issues, with particular reference to Christianity in Arab and Islamic society. More recently, RIIFS has broadened its focus to include all issues pertaining to religious, cultural and civilizational diversity, regionally and globally. (more)

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Jordan’s history as refugee host entitles it to be peacemaker, senator says

Jordan’s history as refugee host entitles it to be peacemaker, senator says

AMMAN — By Rula Samain (The Jordan Times)


Peacemaking should be at the heart of the mindset working to counter the spread of violence in the Middle East and the world, participants said at a conference that concluded on Thursday.

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Interfaith dialogue can be utilised in peacebuilding — conference speakers

Interfaith dialogue can be utilised in peacebuilding — conference speakers

AMMAN — The Jordan Times

The “Peacebuilding in Jordan” conference, co-organised by the Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), opened on Wednesday in Amman.

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Culture key to acceptance, diversity — Prince Hassan

Culture key to acceptance, diversity — Prince Hassan

By Rula Samain (The Jordan Times)

AMMAN — Culture provides security and the base of human solidarity as well as social justice and acceptance of the other, according to HRH Prince Hassan.

Speaking at the launch of an online Arabic version of the Adyan religious dictionary on Thursday, Prince Hassan, who chairs the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), said that adhering to cultural independence helps Arab minds accept and respect the other, and eventually leads to coexistence.

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With a vision of 'intra-existence', institute focuses on interfaith harmony in Jordan, region

With a vision of 'intra-existence', institute focuses on interfaith harmony in Jordan, region

By Rula Samain
AMMAN — Established in 1994, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) has been working for decades to achieve HRH Prince Hassan’s vision of religious pluralism and interfaith harmony, according to its director.
RIIFS Director Majeda Omar said Prince Hassan first initiated dialogue between adherents of different faiths in the 1970s.
“Imagine how the world would have been if the call for dialogue was as active forty years ago,” she said, adding that the prince’s vision extended beyond Jordan to include the whole region.

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