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Egypt's Mufti Participates in 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku


Fri 03 May 2024 | 12:18 PM
Egypt's Mufti Addresses Islamic Values and Ethics at Baku's World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
Egypt's Mufti Addresses Islamic Values and Ethics at Baku's World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
Mohamed Mandour

Dr. Shawki Allam, Egypt's Grand Mufti and President of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, has participated in the 6th edition of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, held from May 1-3 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In his speech, Dr. Allam stressed: "We are confronting shared challenges that demand the establishment of direct dialogues to address global issues. In this interconnected world, akin to a small village, seemingly local incidents can reverberate across its farthest reaches."

He underscored that while individuals may hold diverse beliefs and follow different religions, they find common ground in ethical principles. 

The Grand Mufti emphasized that adherence to a shared social contract and ethical standards, promoting virtues like honesty, integrity, cooperation, and mutual respect, facilitates peaceful coexistence.

Dr. Allam is participating along with a prominent gathering of scholars and thought leaders in the 6th edition of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.

The World Forum is a part of the “Baku Process” initiated by President Ilham Aliyev in 2008 and will be conducted in collaboration with prominent international entities such as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), UNESCO, the UN Tourism, and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

The primary objective of the forum is to explore the critical intersections between dialogue facilitation, cooperative frameworks, leadership efficacy, and the complex dynamics of interconnectedness, all in the service of advancing global peace and security imperatives. 

Over three days, plenary sessions and panel discussions will bring together a diverse array of stakeholders, including government officials, representatives from international organizations, eminent cultural figures, journalists, civil society actors, and intellectuals from across the globe, to deliberate upon pressing global challenges.