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THE CULTURES   OF   SPAIN CONFERENCE “CENTURIES OF MULTICULTURALISM AND INTER-FAITH
                         DIALOGUE WITHIN THE ANDALUSIA REGION”




    The Role of Non-State Actors in Interfaith Bridging:
            The Foundation of Three Cultures

                                                Abdeslam Badre – Morocco


                                                      badre@culturaldiplomacy.org
                                                       abdeslambadre@yahoo.com

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  icd - Institute of Cultural Diplomacy           The Cultures of Spain Conference -
                                                  Spain - October 2012
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                                                                           Cultural Diplomacy
OUTLINE
     I. Impacts of Andalusian Muslims’ Scholarship on Modern Time


     II. Non-State Actors in Interfaith Dialogue: The Case of the




                                                                    October 2012
                                                                    The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
          “FundaciónTresCulturas”

            3.1. Background of the Foundation
            3.2. Behind the Scene
            3.3. Goals & Objectives
            3.4. Implementation Strategy
            3.5. Beneficiaries




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                                WHY FUNDACIÓNTRESCULTURAS?
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                     BILATERAL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY:




                                                            Cultural Diplomacy
       NGOs          MODEL 1

      Country A
                              NGOs




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                             Country B
 Private      Public
 Sector       Sector
Country A    Country APublic           Private
                     Sector            Sector
                    Country B         Country B


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              NGOs                  BILATERAL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY:




                                                                                      Cultural Diplomacy
             Country A              MODEL B


                                               NGOs Country B
 Private




                                                                               October 2012
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 Sector                     Individuals
                             Country B
Country A

                                    Public                       Individuals
                                    Sector
                                   Country B                      Country B
            Public Sector
             Country A


                                                Private Sector
                                                  Country B



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              “FUNDACIÓNTRESCULTURAS”




                                                                   Cultural Diplomacy
                   HISTORICAL CONTEXT


   1995: the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona




                                                            October 2012
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   1998: The Kingdom of Morocco and the the autonomous
    government of Andalusia joined forces to create an
    organization

   March 1999: the creation of the FundaciónTresCulturas
    in the Spanish city of Seville

                                                            6
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   THE FOUNDATION’S VICE




                                      Cultural Diplomacy
  PRESIDENT, ANDRE AZOULAY


called on Moroccan and
 Spanish civil societies to




                               October 2012
                               The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
   break cliches and "get
 mobilized" to give a new
    impetus to relations
      between the two
 countries, to evaluate the
  evolution of the two civil
    societies "in a world
undermined by doubts and
intellectual nervousness."
                               7
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BEHIND THE FOUNDATION




                                                Cultural Diplomacy
   King of Morocco, Mohammed VI

   King Juan Carlos of Spain




                                         October 2012
                                         The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
   The National Palestinian Authority

   The Peres Peace Centre

   Various figures from the worlds of
    banking

   Academicians

   Representatives from the Junta de
    Andalusia

   Ministers from
    Spanish, Moroccan, Israeli and
    Palestinian governments              8
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                                                             Cultural Diplomacy
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY




                                                      October 2012
                                                      The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
 “In a complex, political world, it is culture that
     provides the best channel for dialogue.”




                                                      9
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GOALS & OBJECTIVES




                                                                                    Cultural Diplomacy
    The Foundation’s main objective is to unite Christian, Jewish and
     Muslim cultures from the region. The main key principles guide the
     Foundation’s work:




                                                                             October 2012
                                                                             The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
        The relationship between Andalusia and Morocco

        The Middle Eastern Alliance and support from the European
         Union for similar projects that bring Mediterranean countries
         closer together

        The core ethos of the foundation are
         Peace, dialogue, coexistence and stability

        In particular, dialogue and cooperation between the Israeli and
         Palestinian representatives is one of the focal objectives of the
         foundation.                                                         10
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IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY




                                                                                  Cultural Diplomacy
   Conferences

   Debates

   Talks




                                                                           October 2012
                                                                           The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
   Exhibitions

   Concerts by musicians from the region

   Offers Arabic and Hebrew Language courses

   Collaborates in book fairs - such as one most recently held in Cairo

   Participates in commemorative events such as International Holocaust
    Remembrance Day


                                                                           11
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IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY …




                                                                                       Cultural Diplomacy
   Regular events at the headquarters in Seville, such as:




                                                                                October 2012
                                                                                The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
    “Cinema Tuesdays”: less well known films and pertinent to the objectives of
    the foundation are shown


   In recent years a number of Mediterranean cities and regions like
    Beirut, Tangiers, Istanbul and Sicily have been represented on the silver
    screen and audiences have been treated to screenings of such delights as
    Turtles can Fly, No Man’s Land and CaroDiario (Dear Diary).




                                                                              12
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IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY…




                                                                           Cultural Diplomacy
     The library houses a comprehensive collection of books and




                                                                    October 2012
                                                                    The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
 
     documents on such issues as the Arab world, Euro-
     Mediterranean relations, human rights, conflict
     resolution, development and migration


    Books are lent free of charge, which is vital to achieve the
     objective of promoting an interest and understanding of
     different cultures at the very heart of Andalusian society.



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   Foundation: “FundaciónTresCulturas”
                                                              THE FOUNDATION




                                                                                       Cultural Diplomacy



    Birth: 1999 (SEVILLE)
    Location: SEVILLE                                         PROFILE SUMMARY
   Stands out for:
         Being the meeting point of the Mediterranean.
         Promote Countries of the Mediterranean to
          joined forces to celebrate their diverse cultures
          and build a platform for international
          understanding and dialogue.
         Culture is lending its services to the peace




                                                                                October 2012
                                                                                The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
          process.
   Funding:Governor of Andalusia and the Kingdom of
    Morocco.
   Directed to: the Community Muslim, Jewish and
    Christian Community of Seville, and Spain at Large.
    Researchers, Artist, Academicians, and wide public
   Headquarter building: It remains a striking example
    of Moroccan art, and the impressive building boasts
    a variety of amenities, including an auditorium with
    capacity for 200 people, an exhibition
    area, archives, classrooms, a central square and a
    library specializing in Mediterranean topics and the
    Arab world.




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       Cultural Diplomacy       October 2012
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                                       THANK YOU!
Reference:
 http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/031219/20
  03121928.html




                                                            October 2012
                                                            The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -
 http://www.tresculturas.org/secciones/actividades/otras
  %20actividades/imgs/fotos_antiguas/_MG_4199.jpg
 http://www.tresculturas.org/exposiciones360/albordedeu
  npoema/
 http://www.tertuliaandaluza.com/cultura/fundacion-tres-
  culturas-del-mediterraneo/lang/en/
 http://www.hispanicmuslims.com/andalusia/andalusia.ht
  ml
 http://www.geocities.com/mfbeig/abercrombie.html 
43.
  Burke, James. Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1985.
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The Role of Non-State Actors in Interfaith Bridging

  • 1. THE CULTURES OF SPAIN CONFERENCE “CENTURIES OF MULTICULTURALISM AND INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE WITHIN THE ANDALUSIA REGION” The Role of Non-State Actors in Interfaith Bridging: The Foundation of Three Cultures Abdeslam Badre – Morocco badre@culturaldiplomacy.org abdeslambadre@yahoo.com 1 icd - Institute of Cultural Diplomacy The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - October 2012
  • 2. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of Cultural Diplomacy OUTLINE I. Impacts of Andalusian Muslims’ Scholarship on Modern Time II. Non-State Actors in Interfaith Dialogue: The Case of the October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - “FundaciónTresCulturas” 3.1. Background of the Foundation 3.2. Behind the Scene 3.3. Goals & Objectives 3.4. Implementation Strategy 3.5. Beneficiaries 2
  • 3. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - Cultural Diplomacy October 2012 3 WHY FUNDACIÓNTRESCULTURAS?
  • 4. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of BILATERAL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Cultural Diplomacy NGOs MODEL 1 Country A NGOs October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - Country B Private Public Sector Sector Country A Country APublic Private Sector Sector Country B Country B 4
  • 5. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of NGOs BILATERAL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Cultural Diplomacy Country A MODEL B NGOs Country B Private October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - Sector Individuals Country B Country A Public Individuals Sector Country B Country B Public Sector Country A Private Sector Country B 5
  • 6. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of “FUNDACIÓNTRESCULTURAS” Cultural Diplomacy HISTORICAL CONTEXT  1995: the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  1998: The Kingdom of Morocco and the the autonomous government of Andalusia joined forces to create an organization  March 1999: the creation of the FundaciónTresCulturas in the Spanish city of Seville 6
  • 7. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of THE FOUNDATION’S VICE Cultural Diplomacy PRESIDENT, ANDRE AZOULAY called on Moroccan and Spanish civil societies to October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - break cliches and "get mobilized" to give a new impetus to relations between the two countries, to evaluate the evolution of the two civil societies "in a world undermined by doubts and intellectual nervousness." 7
  • 8. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of BEHIND THE FOUNDATION Cultural Diplomacy  King of Morocco, Mohammed VI  King Juan Carlos of Spain October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  The National Palestinian Authority  The Peres Peace Centre  Various figures from the worlds of banking  Academicians  Representatives from the Junta de Andalusia  Ministers from Spanish, Moroccan, Israeli and Palestinian governments 8
  • 9. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of Cultural Diplomacy IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - “In a complex, political world, it is culture that provides the best channel for dialogue.” 9
  • 10. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of GOALS & OBJECTIVES Cultural Diplomacy  The Foundation’s main objective is to unite Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures from the region. The main key principles guide the Foundation’s work: October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  The relationship between Andalusia and Morocco  The Middle Eastern Alliance and support from the European Union for similar projects that bring Mediterranean countries closer together  The core ethos of the foundation are Peace, dialogue, coexistence and stability  In particular, dialogue and cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian representatives is one of the focal objectives of the foundation. 10
  • 11. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY Cultural Diplomacy  Conferences  Debates  Talks October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  Exhibitions  Concerts by musicians from the region  Offers Arabic and Hebrew Language courses  Collaborates in book fairs - such as one most recently held in Cairo  Participates in commemorative events such as International Holocaust Remembrance Day 11
  • 12. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY … Cultural Diplomacy  Regular events at the headquarters in Seville, such as: October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  “Cinema Tuesdays”: less well known films and pertinent to the objectives of the foundation are shown  In recent years a number of Mediterranean cities and regions like Beirut, Tangiers, Istanbul and Sicily have been represented on the silver screen and audiences have been treated to screenings of such delights as Turtles can Fly, No Man’s Land and CaroDiario (Dear Diary). 12
  • 13. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY… Cultural Diplomacy The library houses a comprehensive collection of books and October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  documents on such issues as the Arab world, Euro- Mediterranean relations, human rights, conflict resolution, development and migration  Books are lent free of charge, which is vital to achieve the objective of promoting an interest and understanding of different cultures at the very heart of Andalusian society. 13
  • 14. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of  Foundation: “FundaciónTresCulturas” THE FOUNDATION Cultural Diplomacy   Birth: 1999 (SEVILLE) Location: SEVILLE PROFILE SUMMARY  Stands out for:  Being the meeting point of the Mediterranean.  Promote Countries of the Mediterranean to joined forces to celebrate their diverse cultures and build a platform for international understanding and dialogue.  Culture is lending its services to the peace October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - process.  Funding:Governor of Andalusia and the Kingdom of Morocco.  Directed to: the Community Muslim, Jewish and Christian Community of Seville, and Spain at Large. Researchers, Artist, Academicians, and wide public  Headquarter building: It remains a striking example of Moroccan art, and the impressive building boasts a variety of amenities, including an auditorium with capacity for 200 people, an exhibition area, archives, classrooms, a central square and a library specializing in Mediterranean topics and the Arab world. 14
  • 15. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain - Cultural Diplomacy October 2012 15
  • 16. 10/19/12 - icd - Institute of Cultural Diplomacy THANK YOU! Reference:  http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/031219/20 03121928.html October 2012 The Cultures of Spain Conference - Spain -  http://www.tresculturas.org/secciones/actividades/otras %20actividades/imgs/fotos_antiguas/_MG_4199.jpg  http://www.tresculturas.org/exposiciones360/albordedeu npoema/  http://www.tertuliaandaluza.com/cultura/fundacion-tres- culturas-del-mediterraneo/lang/en/  http://www.hispanicmuslims.com/andalusia/andalusia.ht ml  http://www.geocities.com/mfbeig/abercrombie.html 
43. Burke, James. Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1985. 16