Joining Forces for the ‘Freedom of Worship in Jordan during the COVID-19 Crisis’


On June 14th, 2020, the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) and FNF Jordan agreed to join forces, and physically sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the ‘Freedom of Worship in Jordan during the COVID-19 Crisis’ expert study.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous countries around the world shut their houses of worship – which has been perceived by many as an infringement of personal rights and freedoms. The question of whether the public health global emergency is turning into a human rights crisis is valid. The aim of this project is to explore and analyze the freedom of worship situation and its changes due to the COVID-19 crisis and lockdowns in Jordan, with a specific focus on studying the proportionality of regulations in place and its effects on the spirit of religious freedom. 

This joint effort with RIIFS is crucial as the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies is committed to promoting dialogue through respect for concepts, freedoms and perspectives among the people. As well as promoting human and ethical values that contribute to strengthening cooperation and interfaith relations – hence raising religious awareness. 

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