No. 54

The UAE and the Consolidation of a Culture of Tolerance and Coexistence Locally and Globally

  • 29 January 2019

Today’s symposium, The UAE and the Consolidation of a Culture of Tolerance and Coexistence Locally and Globally, is part of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) program of activities for the 2019 Year of Tolerance initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (may God protect him). This special theme for the year stresses the UAE’s role in enhancing the culture of coexistence and tolerance at all levels–locally, regionally and globally.

Our symposium program includes welcome remarks by His Excellency Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the ECSSR, as well as three keynote addresses delivered by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, UAE; His Eminence Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the Emirates Fatwa Council, UAE, and His Eminence Mr. Ali bin Al-Sayed Abdulrahman Al-Hashemi, Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

Proceedings for the symposium are arranged in two panels, the first focusing on the UAE’s efforts to consolidate the values of tolerance and coexistence in tribute to the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God bless his soul); while the second panel touches on the concept of tolerance from a religious and humanitarian perspective.

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AGENDA

Welcoming Remarks
10:15 H.E. Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

Director General, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR),
United Arab Emirates.

Keynote Address
10:30

 

10:50

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Minister of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah

Chairman of the Emirates Fatwa Council, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, United Arab Emirates

11:00 Break
Keynote Address
11:10 His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Sayed Al Hashim

Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs,
United Arab Emirates

11:20 Break
In Tribute to the Legacy of Zayed the UAE Promotes Values of Tolerance and Coexistence
Panel Chair H.E. Afra Mohammed Al-Sabri

Director General, Ministry of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

11:30 H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Jarwan

Chairman of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, United Arab Emirates

11:50 Discussion
12:10 Break
Tolerance from a Religious and Humanitarian Perspective
Panel Chair H.E. Maqsoud Kruse

Executive Director of Hedayah, United Arab Emirates

12:20 Reverend Bishoy Fakhri

Patron of St. Antony Cathedral – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

12:40 Discussion
13:00 End of Symposium

LECTURERS

Tuesday 29 January 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm