Dialogue between the East and the West
October 23, 2017
The Muslim Council of Elders aims, through its initiative “the Dialogue between the East and the West”, at opening its doors to the others, and strengthening the cooperation between all humans regardless of their race or belief, in an attempt to seek remedies for extremism, violence, and terrorism and helping one another in righteousness, piety, and peaceful coexistence and promoting the culture of peace throughout the world. This initiative also aims at halting the violations of soul, honor, and money in addition to prioritizing the highest human and national interests against personal interests. The “Dialogue between the East and the West” comes within the framework of the efforts aiming at achieving those goals through several periodic meetings with the world’s major religious institutions discussing 4 main discussion points:
1. Religious pluralism and freedom of belief
2. Initiatives and experiences in peaceful coexistence and tolerance
3. Role of religions in supporting citizenship and consolidating human principles
4. Obstacles to the dialogue and coexistence, and possible solutions.