Tag Archives: Abu Dhabi

(UAE) Abu Dhabi Marks Interfaith Effort A Year After Pope Francis’s Visit

Word For Peace Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Feb 3 (AP) Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis” historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, a visit that saw leading Muslim clerics gather alongside the pope to promote co-existence. The United Arab Emirates has worked to promote itself over the past year as …

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Pope at UAE Interreligious Meeting: Dialogue and prayer for peace

Monday’s Interreligious Meeting took place within the context of the Global Conference of Human Fraternity, currently underway in Abu Dhabi. The Conference has brought together hundreds of religious leaders and scholars. It is dedicated to examining interfaith dialogue, religious freedom, combatting extremism, and promoting peace. All of these themes were present in Pope Francis’ discourse, which he delivered at the …

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Pope in UAE: Address to Fraternity Conference – full text

Abu Dhabi, Founder’s Memorial 4 February 2019 As-salāmu alaykum! Peace be with you! I give heartfelt thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Doctor Ahmad Al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, for their words. I am grateful to the Council of Elders for the meeting that we have just had at the Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed. …

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The Myth and Truth of “Political Sufism”

Intro: “Prominent Sufi figures such as Salāḥuddin al-Ayyubi, ‘Umar al-Fūtī and ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jazā’irī, for example, have led and designed armed decolonial projects and were politically involved in their respective communities, arguably not in spite of their Sufism, but because of it. For the greater part of the nineteenth century, it was Sufis who voiced the loudest criticisms of colonialism …

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(UAE) Religious leaders gear up for UAE’s Year of Tolerance

The Year of Tolerance will bring good news from a region so often associated with conflict and strife, religious leaders across the UAE have said. Roman Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Anglican, Sikh and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religious groups said it would show the UAE’s leadership in the Arab world and underlined that the troubling global rise …

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Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Pope Francis discuss coexistence

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Ahmed El Tayyeb, discussed coexistence and mutual respect in a telephone conversation on Monday. Dr El Tayyeb greeted the pope and the world’s Christian community in light of the upcoming Christmas holiday. The Sunni cleric also congratulate the pontiff on his 82nd birthday. The strong ties between the pope and …

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Why talking to Taliban for peace in Afghanistan is no point?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — In Abu Dhabi this week, the U.S. and the Taliban engaged in some of the highest-level talks the two sides have held since the war in Afghanistan began more than 17 years ago. The effort will almost certainly prove futile, however, for two crucial reasons. The Taliban aren’t ready for peace. And the Afghan government couldn’t accommodate …

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