The Muslim Council of Elders (MCE) concluded its participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022 – the 41st edition of the event held in the United Arab Emirates.
The Council’s active and remarkable participation in the book fair attracted strong turnout and engagement with visitors – including families, researchers, and students – over a period of 12 days.
The MCE pavilion showcased various publications and received a number of important international publishers as well as experts from universities and research centers.
The participation highlighted the Council’s mission to correct misconceptions, combat hate speech, racism, and intolerance, promote dialogue between East and West and advance coexistence.
During the Sharjah International Book Fair, the MCE pavilion organized a cultural symposium entitled “Women and the Culture of Tolerance.” The symposium focused on the role of civil society and religious institutions in empowering women and promoting the values of tolerance and human fraternity, as well as the role of women in spreading the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence at the international and societal levels.
Dr. Ouided Bouchamaoui, a successful entrepreneur, Nobel Peace Laureate, and member of the 2023 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity judging committee, was one of the lecturers.
This marks the second time that the MCE has participated with a special pavilion at the Sharjah International Book Fair, which aligns with the MCE’s aim to promote peace, consolidate the values of dialogue and tolerance, and build bridges of cooperation between people of different backgrounds and beliefs.