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Emirates News Agency – A joint committee for dialogue between “Muslim elders” and the Vatican’s Department for Interfaith Dialogue holds its first meeting.


  • Joint Committee for Negotiations between "Muslim sages" And the Department for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican holds its first meeting

Manama, 24th May 2020, WAM — The Joint Committee for Dialogue between the Council of Muslim Elders and the Vatican’s Interfaith Department held its first meeting in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

During the meeting, ways to coordinate joint efforts based on the role of religious references in addressing current global challenges and promoting Islamic-Christian dialogue and cooperation were discussed.

The group affirmed that the Abrahamic Family House, opened in Abu Dhabi, represents a practical application of what it says is a civilized model that protects the privacy of every religion, calls for human acquaintance and respect among all people. Document of Human Brotherhood, His Excellency, Grand Imam, Prof. Dr. Released by Ahmad Al-Tayeb, President of the Council of Muslim Elders Sheikh Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and His Holiness Pope Francis. The Church in Abu Dhabi in 2019 is a fundamental pillar for interfaith dialogue, peaceful coexistence and human brotherhood.

In a statement issued by the conference, it emphasized the importance of collective action to promote the concept of citizenship and to abandon the use of the term minority and majority, praising what was mentioned in the Al-Azhar Declaration on Citizenship issued by the conference. Freedom and Citizenship: Diversity and Integration” which is mentioned in Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and the Council of Muslim Elders in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Abu Dhabi Document on Human Brotherhood and the Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration. Peaceful coexistence.

The report emphasized the importance of religious leaders’ efforts in addressing the negative effects of climate change and the dangers it poses to humanity’s present and future, and what dialogue between religions and cultures can contribute to improving the engagement of religious authorities. During COP 28, organizations addressing the phenomenon of climate change expressed bipartisan support for the efforts of countries and the United Arab Emirates in organizing to achieve effective solutions to address the negative climate impacts that threaten humanity and its security in the present and future.

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The report mentions work to prepare a plan for the next phase, which calls for the launch of several initiatives to promote dialogue between followers of religions in general, and dialogue between Christians and Muslims in particular. between the two parties.

Asim Al-Qauli / Ahmed Jamal / Reda Abdel Noor

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