The Human Fraternity Journey" in a Seminar by the Muslim Council of Elders' Booth at the Istanbul Arabic Book Fair

The Muslim Council of Elders' booth at the Istanbul Arabic Book Fair hosted a seminar titled "The Human Fraternity Journey: Grand Imam and Pope Francis as Models." Dr. Samir Boudinar, Director of the Al Hokama Center for Peace Research, presented the seminar at Booth No. 38, Hall 9, at the exhibition grounds in Istanbul.

During the seminar, Dr. Boudinar emphasized the urgent need for the world to establish and enhance the values of human fraternity, particularly amidst wars and conflicts that require the dissemination of peace values, mutual coexistence, and the fight against all forms of violence, terrorism, bigotry, hatred, and discrimination.

Boudinar affirmed that Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb and Pope Francis provide an inspirational model for the relationship between leaders and symbols of religions. He highlighted the fraternal relationship and friendship between these significant religious figures, culminating in the Document on Human Fraternity signed in Abu Dhabi in 2019, which embodies humane values to promote and strengthen the values of dialogue, tolerance, and human fraternity.

The Director of the Al Hokama Center for Peace Research explained that the book "The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path" provides a detailed account of the journey of the Document on Human Fraternity, the most important document in modern human history. It alsl sheds light on the path of human fraternity by the Grand Imam and Pope Francis to guide humanity towards a better future.

For the second consecutive year, the Muslim Council of Elders is participatiny in the Istanbul Arabic Book Fair, aligning with its mission to promote a culture of dialogue, tolerance, and human coexistence. The fair stands as one of the essential gatherings for Arab publishers and creators of literary and cultural content in the region. It also serves as a significant event for Arab communities in Europe, considering Istanbul as a bridge of dialogue between the East and the West.



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