«At the end of September 1914, I had been gravely injured and I was lying on the ground in misery like my companions. At daybreak, I saw the heavy silhouette of the curate moving around the area. When it came to my turn I said to him in all honesty, 'I am a stranger to your way of worship and I do not share your convinctions'. He replied: 'My child, if you have to appear before the Supreme Judge shortly, know that He will be a judge of love'. This scene is one that I will never forget.»

Rene Cassin Nobel Prize winner and the 4th President of the Honoray Committee of the AIDLR

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Liviu Olteanu, the AIDLR Secretary General talked at the United Nations HQ with Faisal A. Bin Muaammar, Secretary General KAICIID Dialogue Centre, and with Ambassador Alvaro Albacete, Deputy Secretary-General, on UN Plan of Action and bilateral exchanges on education for religious leaders, diplomats and politicians on Freedom of Religion or Belief

United Nations Headquarters, New York, July 2017

The following statement was issued by the Secretary General of the AIDLR, after the conversation Dr. Liviu OLTEANU had together in New York at the United Nations Headquarters with H.E. FAISAL BIN MUAAMMAR and H.E. AMBASSADOR ALVARO ALBACETE, in the context of Launch by the Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio GUTERRES of Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes. Have been established between two organizations to collaborate and work together on regional and international level on promoting and defense of interreligious dialogue, respect for differences, peace and freedom of religion or belief. KAICIID has a strong expertize on education and dialogue and together with the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty from Switzerland can foster the UN Plan of Action against discrimination and violence based in religious or belief.


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Photo: H.E. Faisal A. Bin Muaammar, Secretary General KAICIID Dialogue Centre, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 14 July 2017