Article: New international organization to bring world religions under one roof

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Original Article Date: 10/14/2011

Source: Deutsche Welle

"Saudi Arabia has financed the founding of a new international organization in Vienna designed to bring the world's religions together. The organization hopes to prevent conflict through interfaith dialogue.

The foreign ministers of Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain signed the founding treaty of a new international organization designed to foster dialogue between the world's major religions on Thursday.

"The thesis is valid that world peace cannot exist without peace between the world's major religions," Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said during the signing ceremony in Vienna.

The King Abdullah Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, initiated and financed largely by Saudi money, is set to have its seat in Vienna. Plans envision an organization with a governing body composed of 12 representatives from the world's five largest religions."

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