Dozens of religious leaders from all over the world discussed on July 21 in a webinar promoted by ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), in collaboration with WMCC (World Muslim Communities Council) and the MWL (Muslim World League).
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is alongside COREIS in this process.
The theme, "Role of religious leaderships in the face of crises: towards a global moral solidarity of religious leaderships", allowed to take stock of which humanitarian initiatives to carry out in the educational and socio-cultural area in the Islamic world to counter the crisis caused by the pandemic.
It was thus an opportunity to take stock of a series of projects promoted in the Islamic world in recent years, including the "Initiative of the Guardian of the two holy mosques for dialogue between followers of religions and cultures and its executive plan" , the "Charter of Mecca", the "Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in the Islamic World", the "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Coexistence", the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the "ICESCO-Vatican Declaration on promoting the culture of respect and human solidarity", issued in Buenos Aires.
In addition to authoritative institutional representatives from several countries in the Islamic world (including for example Morocco, Sudan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Caucasus, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Singapore, Tchad etc ...), Msgr. Khaled Akasheh, director of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and rav. David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee's Department for Interreligious Dialogue.
Among the speakers of the webinar

  • Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad
  • Mohamed Mokhtar, Egypt's Awqaf minister
  • Mohamed El Mahrasawi, president of Al Azhar University
  • Al-Qadi Mohamed Abdessalam, Secretary General of the Human Brotherhood Committee
  • Faisal Al-Muaammar, KAICIID Secretary General, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Allahshükür Pashazade, mufti of the Caucasus and Azerbaijan