The second seminar by the Muslim Council of Elders at the New Delhi World Book Fair took place at the Council’s stand at the largest book fair in Asia. The seminar was titled 'Human Fraternity' and featured a number of intellectuals and thinkers.
During the seminar, participants described the Document on Human Fraternity as a historic charter which reflects the contemporary challenges facing humanity and that its spirit is based on achieving long-lasting peace for all of humanity.
Discussions also centerd around humans having unique viewpoints and how they must tolerate and accept each other in a cordail atmosphere, which the Document aims to achieve. Panelists discussed how history has shown us that only societies that promote tolerance and human fraternity can flourish and succeed for long periods.
Another point of discussion was the Muslim Council of Elders' mission of achieving universal peace and stability, which is seen as the best service to achieving the values of the Document on Human Fraternity. It was agreed that religious leaders have a great duty to serve their communities and inspire them to participate in dialogue with followers of other religions.
This is the Council’s first ever participation at the New Delhi World Book Fair, which is considered to be one of the prime literary events in Asia. The participation is part of His Eminence the Grand Imam’s vision of promoting dialogue and spreading tolerance and peace globally as well as building bridges of cooperation with people of all backgrounds.