An event to foster global peace

An event to foster global peace

 

The Global Conference for Human Fraternity started on Sunday, also coinciding with the highly anticipated visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UAE. Around 600 religious leaders representing different faiths have come together  to endorse and foster peace globally.
The prominent religious leaders have congregated in Abu Dhabi to conduct a peaceful and insightful dialgoe on how to end global violence. The religious conference comes at a time when the UAE is hosting the Pope and also in the backdrop of the meeting between Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance, said that a conference of this nature was indeed a rarity and the UAE was honored to host it. Moreover, he said that the conference will consolidate the values of peace and tolerance while rejecting all aspects of violence, extremism and terror. While addressing the gathering, Sheikh Nahyan said, “You leaders have assembled here as an extraordinary, diverse international group of brothers and sisters. You represent the diversity that exemplifies humanity”.

The conference will be held over a span of two day at the Emirates Palace and will focus on three primary themes which are the principles of human fraternity; common responsibility to achieving human fraternity; and challenges and opportunities.