About us

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.

Our approach

Our Mission
The mission of the Forum is to mobilize adherents of all religious faiths in Nigeria towards creating opportunities for building trust, confidence, and cooperation through dialogue.
Our Vision
IDFP envisions a Nigeria where there is religious tolerance and mutual coexistence, hate speech is prohibited and freedom of religion ensured.

Co-Patrons

Rev-Dr.-Samson-Ayokunle
Dr. Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Saadu-abubakar-sultan
His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)

Board of Trustees

Rev. Dr. Benebo Fubara Manuel
Rev. Dr. Benebo Fubara Manuel
Hajiya Halima Jibril
Hajiya Halima Jibril

Executive Council

Bishop Dr. Sunday Unuoha
Bishop Dr. Sunday Unuoha
Alhaji Kunle Sanni
Alhaji Kunle Sanni
Rev. Dr. Juliana W. Uzoaku
Rev. Dr. Juliana W. Uzoaku
Imam Muhammad Sani Isah
Imam Muhammad Sani Isah
BARR. CHUKWUEMEKA DAVIDSON UGWUANYI.
BARR. CHUKWUEMEKA DAVIDSON UGWUANYI.
HAJIYA RAKIYA MUNKAILU AHMED
HAJIYA RAKIYA MUNKAILU AHMED
Ibrahim Joshua Adamu
Ibrahim Joshua Adamu Co-Secretary, IDFP-Nigeria
Leah O. Solomon
Leah O. Solomon
Alhaji Ibrahim Yahaya
Imam Muhammad Sani Isah
Imam Muhammad Sani Isah

Central Coordination Council

Our Partners