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21 Sep 2015

(KAICIID and the International Peace Institute (IPI) invite you to attend the launch of the KAICIID Peace Mapping Programme: How Interreligious Dialogue Can Strengthen Resilience and Contribute to Sustainable Peace. The event will take place at IPI on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:45pm.

Welcoming remarks:

Ambassador Hardeep Puri, Vice President of IPI and Secretary-General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)


Patrice Brodeur, Director of Research, KAICIID

Azza Karam, Senior Adviser, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Kusumita Pedersen, Co-Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York and Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Senior Adviser, KAICIID and Professor, School of International Service, American University


To mark the 2015 International Day of Peace and the seventieth anniversary of the UN, the International Peace Institute (IPI), in partnership with the King Abdullah Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), will launch the KAICIID Peace Mapping Programme and its interactive website.


The Peace Mapping Programme provides innovative tools to better understand organizations engaged internationally in interreligious dialogue. The Programme aims to show how interreligious dialogue contributes to conflict transformation worldwide, whether in preventive peacemaking or postconflict work.

Its research-based website shows numerous organizations using or promoting interreligious dialogue around the world, many of which can be important partners in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.  At the lunchtime event on September 21st, there will be a visual presentation of the project’s website, including an interactive map that shows efforts by organizations engaged in interreligious dialogue to strengthen resilience, and with testimonies of individuals involved in the dialogue activities. The Peace Mapping Programme’s website also provides a public online tool with detailed information on more than 400 organizations involved in interreligious dialogue activities internationally.

Participants at the event will include UN and government officials, experts, media representatives, religions and civil society representatives. We hope you can join us for an engaging and dynamic discussion.