Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation
Develop activities and initiatives in order to achieve - based on peace, dialogue and tolerance - balanced economic, and sustainable social development and the promotion of a greater knowledge and understanding of the different cultures, of the different religions, and of the peoples of the Mediterranean.
In 1998, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain) decided to create a forum in order to promote the encounter between peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean. The Peres Center for Peace, the Palestinian Authority and other people and institutions committed to dialogue and peace also joined this initiative. Thus, on 8 March 1999 the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation was founded in the city of Seville.
- II World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace
This initiative seeks to bring together religious leaders from the three monotheistic religions in order to fight against the inherent conflict between Islam and Judaism mainly but also with Christianity and deplore violence in the name of any religion. In addition, it aims to create a network of qualified religious leaders to establish common educational frameworks between the Arab, Jewish and Christian communities transforming misunderstandings into new and better inter-community relations
- Landmark Meeting of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders
The Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation hosted a landmark meeting of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders in Seville on 9th and 10th December 2009. Participants were designated by the Holy See, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, and the World Muslim League. While all of these groups have extensive dialogic relations with other religious communities, this represented the first time that all of these organisations have chosen to join together to foster interreligious understanding. Attendees were from Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. The topic of the conference was ‘Implications of Human Dignity for the Three Monotheistic Traditions'. Subsequent in-depth workshops explored the topics: The Sanctity of Life. Absolute or Qualified?, Reconciling Individual and Communal Responsibility, and Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion. These conversations, conducted in a spirit of mutual respect and amity, focused on the foundational principles in all the three traditions of the inalienable divinely granted dignity of the human person. Accordingly, discussions addressed the appropriate role and responsibilities of religion and religious leadership in our relationship to secular society and governments of all types.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Seville, Spain - Seville, Spain