Who we are
The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) was established as a national interfaith and intercultural dialogue through funding and facilitation of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)), Vienna Austria. The IDFP was formally inaugrated on 16th January 2017 in Abuja Nigeria with 100 Christian and Islamic leaders evenly divided.
The IDFP Nigeria and the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) signed a collaborative agreement from for 2018 and 2019 regarding Inter-Institutional Cooperation in the area of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Nigeria. In 2018, IDFP received funding contribution from KAICIID to cover the operating costs of IDFP and implementation of the “Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) Initiatives” for projects proposed by IDFP and the 2019 General Assembly.
KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization that promotes dialogue to build peace in conflict areas. It does this by enhancing understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and followers of different religions. The Centre was founded by Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Holy See is the Founding Observer. Its Board of Directors comprises prominent representatives from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism). The Board designs and supervises the Centre’s programmes.