Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center
The Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center was established with the aim of using research, dialogue, and practical initiatives to promote values of peaceful interfaith coexistence. Jordan's moderate political climate and role as a leading advocate for regional peace make it a natural locale for the center, which has the potential to play an important role in spreading a heritage of Muslim-Christian mutual respect and peaceful coexistence. These goals are particularly important in light of the changes the world has experienced in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. The attacks and the subsequent US-led war on terrorism have provoked numerous dialogues on the civilization tensions between Islam and Christianity and have fostered a global chasm of fear and intolerance between followers of the two faiths. JICRC will act as a mechanism to mediate the divide that is being perpetuated by mutual fears and misunderstandings. JICRC constitutes initiatives for building and broadening interfaith coexistence and mutual respect between religions, giving the highest priority to addressing the urgent problems of misunderstanding and violence through the provision of comprehensive, objective, and accurate studies of the problems involved.