Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center

The Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center (JICRC) promotes interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians, as well as the legal regimes necessary to protect the rights of all to choose their religious beliefs and practices. JICRC has programs targeting youth, women, and imams, and cross-cultural dialogue trips are a key component of its work; for instance, the organization has sent imams to visit the United States and hosted visiting American student groups in Jordan. Coexistence through art is another component of the organization's work. JICRC also hosts conferences in which senior Middle Eastern religious, civic, and academic leaders discuss ways to encourage mutual respect and interfaith dialogue. The organization was founded by the late Sheikh Izziddeen al Khateeb Al Tameemi, a prominent advisor to the Jordanian government on Islamic affairs, and is currently run by Father Nabil D. Haddad of the Melkite Catholic Church and Sami Gammoh, former minister of finance.

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Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center