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The International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education

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    • 21, Rue Valette, 75005 Paris, France

    • 132 Nile Street, Agouza, Cairo, Egypt
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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.

IRD Activities

  • ADIC - Al-Azhar and The Vatican

    Series of meetings aimed to bring Al-Azhar and the Vatican together in order to create an official agreement for dialogue. The Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions was created for this purpose and meetings are held in different countries annually

  • ADIC - Al-Azhar and Church of England

    ADIC and the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar's work with the Vatican paved the way for dialogue between Al-Azhar and other religious institutions. Thus, contacts with the Church of England were initiated in order to prepare the groundwork for cooperation

  • ADIC and the International Community

    ADIC organises regular meetings and round table discussions on interfaith and intercultural issues between the leadership of major Islamic institutions and other religious and governmental organisations worldwide

  • ADIC and Egypt

    ADIC opened a Cairo office to support the pivotal role that the organisation plays in supporting positive relations between the Orthodox Coptic Christians of Egypt and the majority Sunni Muslim community. This has focused on bringing together the leaders of both groups to work on initiatives and issue joint statements emphasising common values and the importance of tolerance and respect.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Vatican City, Holy See - Cairo, Egypt - Cairo, Egypt - Alexandria, Egypt - London, UK - World - Cairo, Egypt - Cordoba, Spain - Madrid, Spain