Start of the Second Edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum in Geneva

Today, the second edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum has started at Château de Bossey in Switzerland, with the participation of 50 young men and women from 24 countries around the world.

The Muslim Council of Elders had announced the launch of the second edition of the forum in partnership with the Rose Castle Foundation and the World Council of Churches, with the aim of equipping a generation of young people capable of actively contributing to peacebuilding, nation-building, and promoting values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence.

Participants expressed their delight at being selected to take part in this global event, affirming that the Emerging Peacemakers Forum represents a true opportunity for them to share inspiring ideas and initiatives with their peers, benefit from global experiences in the fields of peacebuilding, coexistence, and confronting all forms of hatred, racism, prejudice, and discrimination.

The first day of the event is set to include a welcoming session for participants, followed by various activities and lectures on peacebuilding through cultural convergence and the role of religions in peacebuilding. This includes shedding light on several religious texts that promote peace and the role of youth in peacebuilding worldwide.

The first edition of the forum was organized by the Muslim Council of Elders under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in partnership with Al-Azhar and the Church of England under the leadership of the Right Reverend Justin Welby and took place in London from July 8th to 19th, 2018.



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