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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Common Values in Facing Extremist Thought

Common Values in Facing Extremist Thought

The workshop on “Common Values in Facing Extremist Thought” was launched in Amman this morning, Friday 16 December 2016. It is organized by the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, with the participation of a number of youths from various governorates, representing a number of organizations.
Dr. Majeda Omar, Director of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, said in the opening session that “the environment which sponsors extremism of diverse forms is in reality an environment that is opposed to human values and dialogue between cultures which focuses on shared values and dialogue between the adherents of religions that is based upon mutual respect and recognition of the other.”

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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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