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Arab Group for Christian Muslim Dialogue (AGMCD)

National Network: 
Lebanon
Address: 
Furn El Chebbak, facing Lebanese University (Faculty of Arts), Azarieh Bldg., 4th floor
Beirut 1106
Lebanon
Telephone: 
‎+961-1-390056‎
Fax: 
‎+961-1-390057‎
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1996
General Information: 

- The Arab Group for Christian-Muslim Dialogue is a Non-governmental organization, headed by board and executive committee. - Budget: Approximately USD 80 000- 100 000. - Sources of funding: Ecumenical Organizations, NGO’s, International NGO’s, faith-based Organizations, Individual Donors. Modalities of Action: Workshops, Publications, Conferences, Trainings, Exchange Visits, Research Main Partners: Lebanon: Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue; National Committee for Dialogue; Lebanon Encounter for Dialogue; joint programs with: St. Joseph University Beirut, Balamand University; Hagazian University Beirut; Egypt: Egypt for Culture and Dialogue; Department on Dialogue amongst Civilizations Sudan: National Council for Coexistence among Religions in Sudan Syria: Islamic Center for Dialogue Jordan: Prince Hassan Institute for Dialogue International: Gloebethics; WCC; Vatican Center for Dialogue; WCARP; National Council of Churches and others.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Arab Group for Christian- Muslim Dialogue shares the firm believe in coexistence between Muslims and Christians in a society where freedom, justice, equality, and the rights of citizenship prevail. The dialogue of the “Arab Group for Christian- Muslim Dialogue” is not simply a dialogue of compatriots, it is also a dialogue among believers who perceive in this effort of theirs and applied expression of their religious principles, principles that give substance to the meaning of pluralism, mutual recognition, the unqualified dignity of the human being and the values of justice. The Arab Group for Christian- Muslim Dialogue aims to 1) enrich Christian- Muslim Relations 2) prevent tensions and conflicts 3) lead towards reconciliation, citizenship, equality and the freedom of religion. The Arab Group includes members from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, the Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Arab Group for Christian- Muslim Dialogue’s previous and present projects center around the topics of 1) Religion and sate (e.g. Cooperation with the Lebanese encounter for Dialogue on the implementation of the Taif agreement, Beirut 2006-2007) 2) God’s reign and peoples rule (e.g. ‘Media Outlets and the Reporting of Religiously-Charged Events’, Beirut, March 2006) 3) Mutual respect among religions (e.g. ‘Coexistence and Religious Tensions’, Beirut, 2000) 4) Reform and democracy in the Arab world (e.g. ‘Jerusalem and its future in light of recent developments’, Cairo, March 2005) 5) Coexistence in pluralistic societies (e.g. ‘The Religious Other’, Jordan, September 2005) 6) Exchange between “East” and “West” (e.g. ‘Treat Everyone in the Middle East Equally, through the Eyes of Justice’, USA, April 2005)