News from IFIC (Bamako)

Dear partners in the training of trainers for Christian-Islamic dialogue

Since 15 October 2007, the “Institut de Formation Islamo-Chrétienne” (I.F.I.C.) has opened in Bamako.

The institute provides training for trainers in the field of Islamology and Islamo-Christian dialogue. To do this, the institute welcomes Catholic and Protestant Christians: priests, pastors, religious, lay people in charge, members of national or diocesan dialogue commissions, teachers and educators, leaders of Catholic Action movements, in short all those who feel attracted to the Muslim-Christian dialogue.

According to Jean Cardinal Zerbo, Archbishop of Bamako: “The I.F.I.C. is a school for the formation of resource persons whose mission will be to light and keep alive the torch of inter-religious dialogue, a religious dialogue at the service of peace between peoples.

The I.F.I.C. wants to be an instrument at the service of the Churches of French-speaking Africa – Catholic as well as Protestant – to respond to the imperative of inter-religious dialogue and a laboratory for the fight against ignorance of the other. For ignorance is the source of mistrust and misunderstanding.

With this circular letter, IFIC announces the opening of the registration for the academic year 2021-2022. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 15 September 2021.

For any further information, please contact the IFIC management directly (address below)

PS. The Administration asks you to support the project of building a training unit capable of hosting some future trainers in Christian-Muslim dialogue.

For the Team,

You can also learn more about this course by visiting this page.

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