Austria's President Fischer to Visit KAICIID during World Interfaith Harmony Week

02Feb2016

Austria's President Fischer to Visit KAICIID during World Interfaith Harmony Week

From 6:30pm until 8:00pm

At KAICIID Headquarters

Schottenring 21, 1010 Vienna, Austria

KAICIID / +43 1 313 22-410

President Fischer to visit KAICIID during World Interfaith Harmony Week The Federal President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, will visit the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) on 2 February, in the context of the UN-endorsed World Interfaith Harmony Week, observed since 2011 during the first week of February. President Fischer will deliver a speech during an event that will be hosted by KAICIID’s Secretary General, Faisal Bin Muaammar, and that aims to promote tolerance and dialogue among the followers of different religions. HE Hussam Abdullah Al Huesseini, Ambassador of Jordan to Austria, will also speak at the event that will gather representatives of both the local and the international community in Austria. Jordan played a significant role in the establishment of the World Interfaith Harmony Week. KAICIID’s Secretary General said: “It is our honor to host the President of one of the members of our Council of Parties for this very special occasion. With this visit, Austria is once again showing its commitment to the cause of peace and harmony among the followers of different religions and cultures.” “This event will highlight the importance of interreligious dialogue. We will also look at the present and towards the future when we discuss our current efforts in building peace through dialogue.” In October 2010, the UN General Assembly proclaimed World Interfaith Harmony Week in a resolution that highlighted the importance of interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding for a culture of peace. About KAICIID The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is an intergovernmental organization that promotes dialogue to build peace in conflict areas. It does this by enhancing understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and followers of different religions. The Centre was founded by Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Holy See is the Founding Observer. Its Board of Directors comprises prominent representatives from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism). The Board designs and supervises the Centre’s programs.

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