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.
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.
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.
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.