Utrecht Religie Forum


Preachers, Speak for the State!

“I learned that when it comes from the heart it reaches the heart. When it comes from the tongue, it doesn’t reach the ears.” (Jordanian preacher) The Jordanian political regime relies in part on Islam for its legitimation. It is thus important for the regime to make sure that religion is interpreted the way it…

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Interfaith Dialogues: Peace and Tolerance Initiatives or Self-Promotion?

In May 2022, King Abdallah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were awarded the 2022 Path to Peace Award in New York. The prize was presented by the Path to Peace Foundation. This organisation is affiliated with the Vatican’s Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. Jordanian and international newspapers highlighted…

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