Our Mission

The Global Institute For Religious And Cultural Diplomacy

Mission and Vision Statement

The Global Institute for Religious and Cultural Diplomacy’s (GIRCD) mission is to use the power of citizen diplomacy to promote harmony, peace and intercultural understanding among peoples and nations around the globe through multi-faith religious encounters and cultural exchanges. GIRCD grew out of the first bi-lateral exchange of its kind between national level multi-faith religious leaders from the People’s Republic of China and the United States as
well as dialogue with political and religious leaders from North Africa and the Middle East. 

GIRCD utilizes the platforms of interfaith dialogue and cultural exchange to explore issues of faith, religion-in-society, divergent political perspectives and cultural differences to help world citizens understand, value and appreciate the fundamental ethos that defines each and every human being as citizens of nations, states and our world. Through our efforts, our vision is to transform individuals into global citizen diplomats who are empowered to lead us beyond the universal barriers and pitfalls that divide us in order to bring the fruit of reconciliation, peace and hope to humankind.

Davis E. “Dee” Froeber
President & CEO