The Foundation for Islamic Culture & Religious Tolerance (FICRT) is an entity of public interest whose statutory purposes approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture are: to promote interfaith dialogue within a framework of tolerance and integration, as well as to promote cultural mediation through the dissemination of knowledge of Islamic language, culture and civilization.
These goals imply a long-term commitment to Spanish civil society to promote the value of religious tolerance among people of all cultures and religions, and to encourage best practices in the areas of coexistence, sustainable development, cooperation, solidarity, respect for values and cultural diversity.
The Foundation’s annual program is translated into a series of activities, all of which are reflected in the statutes and are subject to annual budget allocations that are reported to the protectorate of foundations of the Ministry of Culture, among which are:
Holding conferences and congresses with experts from different fields to discuss actions and strategies to promote tolerance and integration of the different religious minorities in Spanish and European civil society.
Conducting courses and seminars to promote knowledge of cultural and diverse aspects related to Islam (history, literature, law and economics, sociological, anthropological and religious aspects, Arabic language, art and handicrafts).
Publication of books, magazines, brochures and printed or digital material related to the purposes of the Foundation.
Organization of exhibitions, shows and events inviting artists, intellectuals and university professors in order to disseminate the diverse and plural cultural aspects of the Islamic civilization and its interrelation with other cultures.
Celebration of conferences with experts in international relations, diplomats, and relevant personalities to promote a better knowledge of Islam in the West.