Muslim Council of Elders 16th meeting in Bahrain to be chaired by the Grand Imam and Pope Francis.. Meeting will discuss ways to promote Muslim-Christian dialogue

Climate change and global food shortage to also be discussed

The Muslim Council of Elders is set to hold its upcoming 16th meeting in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 4th of November. The meeting will be chaired by 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, Pontiff of the Catholic Church and will feature discussions on contemporary issues facing humanity between Council members and senior figures from the Holy See.

Commenting on the upcoming meeting, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam said, “During the upcoming dialogue, religious leaders will share their respective visions towards tackling some of the most prominent contemporary issues facing humanity. Most prominent among these will be climate change and the negative effects it has on the lives of people as well as on food and water supplies.  Also on the table will be the promotion of Muslim-Christian dialogue for the purpose of human fraternity.”

It is hoped that the upcoming meeting between members of the Muslim Council of Elders and senior figures from the Catholic Church will be a positive model for relations between religious leaders as well as their respective roles and responsibilities towards addressing contemporary global challenges. This can be achieved through the application of serious steps and practical solutions from a unique religious perspective, which can in turn alleviate the negative effects they have on humanity.



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