The Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center since its inception in 2003 has been in forefront of promoting peace, coexistence, understanding, and empowerment of women. Father Nabil Haddad, the founder and Executive Director, is one of the preeminent religious leaders in region. As Arab Christian, he commands respect from both religious and secular organizations. His life-long work represents a wealth of deep understanding of the culture and religious traditions in the Middle East and globally. He has been uniquely able to connect the many stakeholders in the peace process in the region, be they governments, religious societies, Muslims or Christians, secular organizations, or various non-governmental entities.
The three Coexistence programs represent uniquely effective means of reaching all the critical members of society invested in peace and understanding – imams, women, and youth. Father Haddad’s experience and expertise has helped to establish the JICRC as a truly effective global peace resource; these programs are the culmination of years of research and study of all aspects of peace and coexistence.
Implementation of these programs will provide a simple yet powerfully effective voice for peace and acceptance in the Middle East and will unite all the stakeholders in providing efficient means to improve regional and global conditions.