The Love Initiative

The Editorial Staff

H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad and the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought co-organized–together with Rev. Prof. Paul S. Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford and Director of Research, Regent’s Park College, Oxford–co-organized a two-day open symposium on ‘Love in Three Abrahamic Religions’ at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, celebrating the fifth year of the issuing of A Common Word, on October 12-13th 2012. This led to the establishment of a fellowship at the RPC, University of Oxford, dedicated to the study of Love in Religion, co-funded by RABIIT and Prince Ghazi’s friend, American Industrialist Sam Nappi. The fellowship post is to be held by a Muslim Hafith of the Qur’an and a Christian clergyman alternately, and Mr. Sam Nappi and RABIIT will equally share the costs. It will be the first fellowship dedicated specifically to the study of love as such in a major university for centuries, and God willing, the beginning of many such fellowships in major universities all over the world.