The Emerging Peacemakers Forum organized an interactive workshop titled ‘Peace and Love’ at the Muslim Council of Elders’ stand at the Cairo International Book Fair which was presented by forum member Meera Al Mheiri from the United Arab Emirates. The workshop discussed various topics including promoting inter-cultural relations, peace and human fraternity.
During the workshop, four groups of males and females of various ethnicities who had never met before were formed. This was done to assist them meet new people, form new connections, and receive training in how to put a set of human principles into practice in order to spread and advance the values of coexistence and peace in their societies.
"How do you define peace?" was a key question in the interactive workshop. This was done so that each participant can share a personal experience with their fellow group members. Participants would then comment on this based on their observations in order to learn and build on the scenario.
During the workshop, each group also presented their respective projects and ideas for promoting peace as well as intercultural harmony and human fraternity in society.
The Emerging Peacemakers Forum is considered one of the most prominent initiatives by the Muslim Council of Elders in partnership with Al-Azhar and the Church of England. It features young people from the East and West brought together to discuss their respective roles in creating peace and justice as well as spreading the values of tolerance and coexistence.
The Council’s participation at the Cairo International Book Fair comes as part of His Eminence the Grand Imam’s vision of promoting dialogue and spreading tolerance and peace globally as well as building bridges of cooperation with people of all backgrounds. The Council’s participation at the Cairo International Book Fair is located in Hall 4 next to the Al-Azhar stand at the Egypt International Exhibition Center.