The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalm has participated in the ‘Tangier Religious Debate’ which began its proceedings in the Kingdom of Morocco. Also participating in the event are various representatives of governments, religious leaders and diplomats from around the world. The event is held under the patronage of His Excellency Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Miguel Ángel Moratinos, UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and the Aladdin Center for countering extremism.
The three-day event will discuss a number of pressing matters related to coexistence and interreligious dialogue, the most prominent being the economic relations between the West and the Islamic world as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Also on the agenda will be challenges divisions between the North and South, and the role of education and technology in establishing new partnerships going forward.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalm said, “This conference is part of the Council’s efforts in promoting coexistence and interfaith and intercultural dialogue which culminated in the signing of the historic Document on Human Fraternity by Islam and Christianity’s biggest current icons, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and His Holiness Pope Francis. The historic signing, which took place in Abu Dhabi in 2019, came under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.”
Judge Abdelsalam is set to present the Council’s pioneering experience in interfaith dialogue between East and West as well as the Emerging Peacemakers Forum along with other initiatives launched by the Council that promote dialogue and coexistence.