“The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the Supreme Committee for Human Fraternity Launch the International Day of Human Fraternity at the League of Arab States Headquarters with UAE Embassy Sponsorship”
The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, under the leadership of His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, organized the International Day of Human Fraternity in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Human Fraternity, in partnership with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States, and with the generous sponsorship of the UAE Embassy. The event took place at the headquarters of the League of Arab States and was attended by notable figures, including Dr. Salama Daoud, President of Al-Azhar University, and Rev. Monk Boulos Mina, the Catholic Church representative, along with Dr. Abdullah Al-Hammadi, Deputy Representative of the UAE to the League of Arab States, the Legal Advisor to His Excellency the President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fouli, and Professor Rehab Ali Al-Mansouri, Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Human Fraternity.
During his speech, Al Jarwan, speaking through Al-Fouli, emphasized that the Council considers the Document on Human Fraternity as a new global constitution designed to safeguard the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups. It also promotes fundamental principles like justice and the rights of women and children within the framework of tolerance. The document outlines a global roadmap for the future of humanity, with adaptable formulations suitable for implementation in all countries. The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace is committed to collaborating with all relevant parties and institutions dedicated to peace and the promotion of tolerance.
The speech further highlighted Al Jarwan’s dedication to implementing the Document on Human Fraternity through the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, which includes over a hundred national parliaments, as well as the General Assembly for Tolerance and Peace, which includes many universities and various civil society organizations.
Rehab Ali Al-Mansouri, Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Human Fraternity, underscored that the celebration of the International Day of Human Fraternity aims to raise awareness of the noble value of human brotherhood. She noted that the United Nations General Assembly officially declared this day on December 21, 2020.
She also highlighted the committee’s initiatives, such as the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi and the Zayed Human Fraternity Award, dedicated to notable figures like Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Pope Francis, and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. She concluded by expressing hope for the prevalence of tolerance and peaceful coexistence worldwide, regardless of race, beliefs, or any other considerations.
Dr. Salama Daoud, President of Al-Azhar University, conveyed greetings from His Eminence the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, to the audience and the League of Arab States for hosting the significant event. He emphasized that all major religions reject hatred and injustice, advocating for virtuous values. He extended an invitation on behalf of Al-Azhar, through the League of Arab States, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to promote peace and tolerance, ensuring the world lives harmoniously in peace and tolerance.
Rev. Paul An Mina, the Catholic delegate, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing that differences between Egyptians and UAE residents are most apparent when they come together for worship. He hoped that the spirit of human brotherhood exemplified by these two nations would inspire the world.
In conclusion, all attendees expressed their collective aspiration for the widespread adoption of tolerance and peace values across the globe.