About Us
2015-01-11
Introduced the principle of dialogue between the followers of divinely inspired religions in Qatar with the rst conference for interfaith dialogue in 2003 under directive of His Highness Emir the Father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Thereafter were held the annual conference in the following years between the followers of the three monotheistic religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. In the month of May 2007 the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue was ocially inaugurated and the formation of the board of directors of the center, as well as a global advisory council of religious scholars in the three monotheistic religions was organized to assist in planning and communication with the corresponding institutions around the world.

In the month of June 2010 the Emiri Decree No. (20) of 2010, approved the establishment of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, which aims to support and promote the culture of dialogue between religions, and peaceful coexistence among adherents of religions, and the activation of religious values to address the problems and issues of concern to humanity.

The decision to establish the center was met with a great welcome from scholars, researchers and academics interested in dialogue and cooperation between religions, civilizations and cultures of dierent issues, and scholars hailed this decision, arguing that the establishment of the center will contribute to the eorts to build bridges of cooperation and understanding between the followers of religions and dierent civilizations and cultures around the world, which would contribute to an atmosphere of peace and justice, and alleviate misunderstanding because of the ignorance of dierent parties in conict, and the entry of extremists from both sides to ignite hatred between peoples. The main role of the center is considered as spreading the culture and acceptance of others and peaceful coexistence among the followers of religions through dialogue.

Message
The Center seeks for constructive dialogue among followers of religions in order to better understand the principles of religious teachings to be harnessed to the service of humanity, based on mutual respect and recognition of dierences, in collaboration with individuals and relevant institutions.

Vision
To be a role model to achieve peaceful coexistence among followers of religions and global reference in the eld of interfaith dialogue.

Goals
Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue aims to
- To be a forum for the promotion of a culture of peaceful coexistence and acceptance of others
- Activation of religious values to address the problems and issues of concern to human
- Expand the content of the dialogue to include aspects of life interacting with religion
- Expand the dialogue to include researchers, academics and interested in the relationship
between religious values and life issues
- To house expertise providing the scholarly, educational and training information in their respective fields