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700 delegates discuss in Abu Dhabi importance of fraternity, peaceful coexistence

The conference is being organized by the Abu Dhabi-based Muslim Council of Elders

Sunday February 3, 2019 7:33 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

UAE Interfaith Conference

Abu Dhabi: The Global Conference of Human Fraternity kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the participation of 700 leaders, thinkers and representatives of different faiths to discuss the critical importance of fraternity and peaceful coexistence.

The meeting, taking place in conjunction with the historic visit of Head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb to the UAE, focuses on a wide spectrum of themes including ‘Principles of Human Fraternity’, ‘Common Responsibility to Achieve Human Fraternity’ and ‘Human Fraternity: Challenges and Opportunities’.

Addressing the conference Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the UAE Minister of Tolerace, urged the world to join together in tolerance and human fraternity to achieve peace and temper political conflict.

The conference is being organized by the Abu Dhabi-based Muslim Council of Elders under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

"With over 200 nationalities of different religions and cultural backgrounds living in the UAE, the country has paved the way in promoting harmony and tolerance among all", Dr Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, said.

"This is set to be the first event of its kind on the Arabian Peninsula, the visit by two religious leaders – the head of the Catholic Church and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar – and is a testament to the important cultural and humanitarian role that the UAE plays in upholding the crucial universal values of humanity, such as tolerance, dialogue, peaceful coexistence and human fraternity", he added.

The event, also being held in coincidence with the Year of Tolerance in the UAE, addresses the twin imperatives of promoting a culture of peace around the world and reinforcing the key concept of a tolerant society as a basis for coexistence among nations while remaining respectful of diversity.

The global conference is considered a testament to the important cultural and humanitarian role that the UAE plays in upholding the crucial universal values of humanity, such as tolerance, dialogue, peaceful coexistence and human fraternity.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis' Alitalia flight to Abu Dhabi has taken on from Rome airport. The pontiff is due to land in the UAE at 10 pm local time, making history as he arrives in UAE for his maiden visit to attend the Global Interfaith Conference.

Ahead of his visit to the UAE, the Pope had hailed the Muslim state as a 'model of co-existence'.

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