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How the Islamic State Can Be Defeated

Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

How the Islamic State Can Be Defeated

The Very Rev. Fr. Nabil Haddad
Melkite Priest
Founding Director, Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Center for Research in Amman, Jordan

Thursday, September 10, 2015
5:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


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An advisor to both political and military leaders, Fr. Haddad continuously works to maintain and improve a fragile equilibrium. For his work, Fr. Haddad received awards from King Abdullah II and US CENTCOM. A visionary Arab leader and engaging speaker, Fr. Haddad will entertain questions on a wide variety of topics and issues.

Fr. Nabil HaddadFr. Nabil Haddad was born near Irbid in the north of Jordan. His primary education included Islamic studies giving him a lifelong fluency in the Koran. He studied for the Priesthood both in Jordan and in Lebanon. As a Priest of one of the oldest Christian communities dating back nearly 2,000 years, Fr. Haddad’s roots are deep and wide in the Middle East. In 2003, Fr. Haddad established the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Center for Research with the vision of bringing together religious leaders to build peace and stability in the region. King Abdullah II of Jordan published the Amman Message in 2004 which declared what Islam is and what it is not. In 2010, King Abdullah II proposed an annual World Interfaith Harmony Week as a result of the Amman Message. Every year since, Fr. Haddad’s Coexistence Center has hosted World Interfaith Harmony Week which brings together religious leaders from Jordan, the Gulf, Europe, and the United States. Fr. Haddad unites the Christian community and brings Christians and Muslims together for the common good. A friend of the King and the Grand Mufti, Fr. Haddad has been called upon during several crises to bring calm and establish order in the Hashemite Kingdom. The Church in Amman where Fr. Haddad presides assists not only the poor in their community, but also rallies charity groups and foreign aid organizations in responding most effectively to the refugee crisis. Fr. Haddad demonstrates the influence of a credible religious leader who can bring about stability through peaceful means.