The International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education
Build relationships among the three monotheistic religions through colloquia, public statements, and educational programmes; create mutual knowledge among believers in order to clear away preconceptions and to establish respect; develop common actions that will create social and international solidarity; awaken consciences and mobilise forces so that humanity may take its destiny in hand; provide frameworks for reflection, study and research on any questions related to the dialogue among different cultures and spiritualities; lead activities promoting education and peace, especially regarding exchanges between Jews, Muslims, Christians and other spiritual families; provide forums for community and spiritual leaders, as well as media practitioners to realise goals in alignment with those of ADIC.
The International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education started out in Paris in 1989. Created by Dr. Adel Amer, former director of the League of Arab States in Paris and Father Lelong, a catholic White Father. ADIC was originally called L'Association du Dialogue Islamo-Chrétien (Association for Muslim-Christian Dialogue). When Dr. Amer passed away in 1995, Dr. Aly El-Samman, international lawyer and member of the Supreme Islamic Council of Egypt, picked up the torch and became president. Dr. El-Samman then expanded the organisation's mandate to include dialogue with those of the Jewish faith. In order to represent the full range of ADIC's activities over the years, the name was changed in 2010 to its present form, but the acronym, well recognised in interfaith circles, remains the same.