The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met Dr. Bertram Meier, Catholic Bishop of Augsburg. The meeting discussed potential cooperation and countering hate speech, racism, extremism and discrimination.
Bishop Meier commended the Muslim Council of Elders' efforts to fostering cooperation under the leadership of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. He emphasized the Council's crucial contributions to enhancing human fraternity and dialogue in Europe, particularly among young people.
The Bishop of Augsburg affirmed that the Document on Human Fraternity, which was co-signed by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders alongside His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church, provided effective solutions to many challenges facing humanity. He also praised the document's calls to promote positive integration, citizenship and coexistence.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Muhammad Abdel Salam, acknowledged that the Document on Human Fraternity, which was launched in Abu Dhabi in 2019, has since become a source of inspiration for all proponents of peace and coexistence, due to its admirable principles supporting dialogue, tolerance, and human fraternity.
According to the Secretary-General, the Muslim Council of Elders has numerous initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing youth contribution to spread and promote peace and coexistence as well as achieve successful integration of Muslims into the societies in which they live. This is consistent with the Council's approach to combating all forms of extremism, intolerance, bigotry, racism, and discrimination.