4th  Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies concluded

United Nations Announce Cooperation with the Forum to Promote Religious Education

Undersecretary-General Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, announced a joint cooperation agreement between the United Nations and the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to organize ten research workshops to promote religious education in the Islamic world.

Dieng said the agreement was attained following a set of previous meetings with His Excellency Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. Both parties discussed a potential cooperation between them to promote religious education via extensive academic programs, and agreed to organize ten research workshops the details of which shall be announced later.

Undersecretary-General Adama Dieng is taking part in the fourth annual Forum for promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi on 11-13 December 2017. The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was attended by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, alongside an elite of academics, intellectuals and scholars from around the world.

Dieng explained that the United Nations highly appreciates the efforts exerted by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to promote tolerance and coexistence among people, which involve scientific and knowledge-based activities consistent with contemporary humanitarian standards and ethical and religious standards. He added that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following the efforts exerted by His Excellency Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum, which include the promotion of tolerance, peace and happy coexistence in the world.

The annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in its fourth edition, tackles the theme “Global Peace and Fear of Islam – Countering the Spread of Extremism”.

H.E Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah concluded the fourth annual Forum with the participation of more than 700 scholars, intellectuals and religious dignitaries from around the world.
Dr. Ahmed Sennouni, coordinator of the forum’s Scientific Committee, delivered the final statement, which included a set of recommendations, notably the need to establish an international monitoring center to address and study Islamophobia, as well as the need to organize international forums for intercultural and interreligious dialogue, to evaluate achievements, share experiences and unify efforts.

Ma’din Academy, Kerala was the Indian representative in the Forum. Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleel Al Bukhari, chairman of the Academy shared India’s multicultural experience and stressed the need of extending Forum’s programs to India. He made preliminary discussion with Mr. Zeshan Zafar, executive director of the Forum, in this regard. Ma’din directors Dr. Abbas Panakkal and Mr. Umer Melmuri were also attended the conference with Ma’din chairman.

Sayyid Khalee Al Bukhari presented Armonia, a special journal to promote pluralism and holistic education from Ma’din Academy, to the Secretary General of Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Kareem AL-Issa who was the special guest in the Forum. The journal was released in Abu Dhabi earlier this month by Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE minister for Tolerance.

Event Photos

Photos of meeting with delegates.