MECC general secretary said “reinforce wavering stability, and build steadfast and fair peace”

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

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World Council of Churches, 15 November 2018

The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) participated in a Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies on “Inclusive Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa.” The forum was held 14-15 November.

The forum, held in partnership with the Wilton Park Association, affiliated to the British Foreign Ministry and Adyan Foundation, brought together over 50 prominent Muslim, Christian and other religious scholars from the Middle East, along with a number of policy makers from 11 countries around the world.

MECC general secretary said “reinforce wavering stability, and build steadfast and fair peace”This dialogue, held in the United Arab Emirates, aimed to develop a common interfaith understanding and definition of inclusive citizenship in the Middle East as well as explore how this might be implemented to help tackle exclusion and discrimination and address the root causes of violent extremism.

MECC secretary general Dr Souraya Bachealany said: “We need to make efforts and schedule encounters with spiritual and lay authorities in order to meditate upon the today’s human condition in the Middle East and in the whole world, and to develop a comprehensive roadmap that would restore the violated human dignity, reinforce wavering stability, and build steadfast and fair peace”.

Bachealany added: “Today, we engage to support you in this honorable endeavor, asking God to endow you with success as your efforts aim at preserving human dignity, for man is made on God’s image and likeness.”

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