On February 10th, the UAE Embassy in Madrid will host an on-line inter-religious discussion with H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash and H.E. Cardinal Peter Turkson.
During 2020, we have witnessed the outset and the continuation of conflicts along and across the world. As the world strives to find its way out of the COVID-19 crisis, it is fundamental for governmental leaders, religious and societal representatives to come together. On these days, we should uphold and promote the values that will allow us to build a tolerant, resilient society for the benefit of mankind.
In this spirit, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Madrid will host an on-line inter-religious discussion to touch upon many of the aspects that will be crucial for the achievement of a prosperous, cohesive global society on the way forward.
“Building Bridges for the Future – Faith in tolerance”, would
count on the participation of His Excellency Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the UAE, and His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development at the Holy See.
On February 4th, the world celebrated the first International Day of Human Fraternity, recalling the historic signature of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, signed by His Holiness the Pope and Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi on the same date in 2019.
After an introduction by H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, Head of Mission, UAE Embassy in Madrid, the speakers will be invited to reflect on the current global state of affairs and discuss the efforts of their institution/country to foster tolerance and mutual understanding. The talk will be moderated by Ms. Ángela Rodicio, senior correspondent at TVE (National Spanish Television Group).
Wednesday 10 February 8pm UAE (GMT +4)
Watch the talk live on the social media accounts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation: