During his speech at the Youth for Peace Conference in Indonesia - Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders: Youth are the Beacon of Hope for Building a Better Future for Humanity
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, has emphasized that the Islamic world is facing significant challenges related to human, social, and international peace and pointed out that the youth are the leaders of the future and the creators of peace, upon whom hopes are built and the values of peace are entrenched in different societies and communities since they represent a beacon of hope for building a better future for humanity.
During a recorded speech presented as part of the Youth for Peace Conference held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, the Secretary-General expressed his pleasure in participating in the event, which is a distinguished gathering of Indonesian youth. He emphasized that Indonesia has been and continues to be a source of inspiration for many nations in peaceful coexistence, human fraternity, and spreading hope among all.
Abdelsalam also explained that since its establishment in Abu Dhabi in 2014, the Muslim Council of Elders has been working to promote peace in both Muslim and non-Muslim societies, as well as to disseminate and enhance the values of dialogue, tolerance, and human fraternity. This is achieved through various initiatives and activities that bring young people together, leveraging their potential and enhancing their positive contribution to their communities, such as the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, the Student Dialogues for Human Fraternity program, Peace Ambassadors, and others.
The Secretary-General of the Council also pointed out that Muslim youth are facing a challenging phase with many significant obstacles to highlight their role as pioneers of peace, bearing the torch of peace and goodness for all, which is especially pertinent in the face of global wars and conflicts. He also called on youth to work together to promote the values of peace, justice, and coexistence among all people, drawing inspiration from the noble values outlined in the historic Document on Human Fraternity which was co-signed by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and His Holiness Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, in 2019.