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'Youth in the Journey of MCE .. a Seminar at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Fri 03 May 2024 | 12:22 AM
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024
Mohamed Mandour

The Muslim Council of Elders organized a seminar at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024 titled "Youth in the Journey of the Muslim Council of Elders," featuring Yara Ahmed, Khalifa Khalid, Meera Al Mheiri, and Meera Almazrouei, all graduates of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, which was initiated by the council to empower and equip youth in fostering peace, enhancing coexistence, and bridging dialogues with others.

At the beginning of the seminar, graduates of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum highlighted the Muslim Council of Elders' journey in promoting and enhancing the values of tolerance and human fraternity by activating the roles of religious leaders and various segments of society in global efforts to address various challenges facing humanity, particularly youth. They affirmed that the council's pioneering role in nurturing, empowering, and supporting youth in various fields, including peacebuilding, and in instilling a culture of diversity and pluralism, contributed to their openness to others and understanding of the values of coexistence and positive interaction with diverse communities and peoples.

Khalifa Khalid, a graduate of the first edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, stated that his participation in the forum was an exceptional milestone where he met other youth from different cultures, nationalities, and religions, to experience genuine coexistence who worked together to apply an integrated and diverse approach focusing on shared human values, reviving tolerance and coexistence in their societies and countries. Khalifa pointed out that the youth of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum contributed to organizing a unique global event, the Global Conference of Human Fraternity, culminating in the signing of the Human Fraternity Document by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and His Holiness Pope Francis, of the Catholic Church, making it the most important document in modern human history.

Khalifa Khalid added that the cooperation and communication among graduates of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum continued even after the forum's conclusion. They worked on implementing strategies, projects, and initiatives that support peacebuilding and promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence in various countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.