The Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) was established by a group of long-time interfaith activists in the Holy Land. Their point of departure was to create a community in which ‘the other’ or ‘otherness’ would not only be accepted, but would be understood and respected.

The IEA is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the Middle East through inter-religious dialogue. It is built on the premise that religion should not be seen as the cause of the problems facing the region, but rather as a source of durable and inclusive solutions.