Adyan is a foundation for managing diversity, promoting solidarity and safeguarding human dignity. We are a group of individuals who want a world that embraces diversity, in which we live together in peace.

We work locally, regionally and globally to achieve Inclusive Citizenship, develop Education on Living Together, activate Religious Social Responsibility, and promote Spiritual Solidarity. We also seek to contribute to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and advancing Freedom of Religion and Belief. We work through homegrown solutions in Education, Research, Policy Making, Media, and Community Engagement Networks.

Adyan was established on August 6, 2006, and is registered in Lebanon as a non-profit, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO), under the number 1103 by Ministerial Decree dated 18 September 2008.


Adyan Awards


Elevate Prize (2020)

Adyan’s President (2020), Rev. Prof. Fadi Daou received the 2020 Elevate Prize in recognition for the foundation’s outstanding work in empowering individuals – across the MENA region and beyond – to lead the change and contribute to more just and inclusive societies for all.

Global Pluralism Award (2019)

Adyan Foundation received the Honourable Mention of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award from the Global Centre of Pluralism in Ottawa, Canada, in recognition of its role in promoting dialogue, spiritual solidarity, and inclusive citizenship in Lebanon and the Middle East.

35th Niwano Peace Prize (2018)

Adyan Foundation received the 35th Niwano Peace Prize, in Tokyo, Japan on May 9th 2018, in recognition of the foundation’s work towards fostering coexistence, valuing interfaith solidarity and education for inclusive citizenship. The prize included a certificate, a medal and 20 million yen from the Japanese Niwano Peace Foundation.

“Living Together Peacefully in a Diverse World” prize (2013)

Adyan foundation won the Second Prize of “Living Together Peacefully in a Diverse World” from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Republic of Azerbaijan, for its Alwan, school program for Education on Citizenship and Coexistence.

Civil Peace Award (2011)

During its 3rd annual dinner, on October 14th 2011, the Federation of Lebanese NGO’s “Wahdatouna Khalasouna” awarded Adyan for its work for permanent civil peace in Lebanon.

Berytech Award (2008)

On December 18, 2008, Adyan received the annual Berytech Award for the “Best Professional Project of the Year”. Berytech works in partnership with the European Union. It is an incubator committed to capacity building and to the creation of business opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

COVID – 19

The Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from a cold to more severe diseases such as respiratory illness in people. A coronavirus has broken out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, currently named COVID- 19.

Read More about our policy

Organizational Networks


Religions for Peace
Religions for Peace

In 2019, Adyan Foundation became a member of Religions for Peace (RfP), the only international multi-religious organization with affiliated and legally registered multi-religious leadership platforms around the world. RfP advances common action among the world’s religious communities for a comprehensive, holistic and sustainable peace.

Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL)
Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL)

Adyan Foundation joined Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in 2018. GCNL is an independent and self-managed entity with the unique mandate to provide direct local support to UN Global Compact participants based in the respective country with direct communication and guidance from UN Global Compact HQ. Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) works closely with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) headquarters to provide opportunities for learning, policy dialogue, and partnerships on the Ten Principles of responsible conduct and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).