Document on Human Fraternity has been a call for hope that carries a message of peace and coexistence
The Muslim Council of Elders has always focused on humanitarian issues
Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders calls on religious leaders to recognize Document on Human Fraternity
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has spoken at the opening ceremony of the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. This year’s conference carries the theme of ‘The role of leaders of world and traditional religions in the spiritual and social development of mankind in the post-pandemic period’ and is attended by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church.
During his speech, Judge Abdelsalam said, “Since its launch by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church, the Document on Human Fraternity is a call for hope that carries a message of peace and coexistence and is also a unique step in the process of building bridges of acquaintance between civilizations.”
Judge Abdelsalam called on religious leaders to recognize Document on Human Fraternity in order to instill trust and hope into humanity. He reaffirmed humanity’s urgent need for these two values as well as requiring spiritual development of young people globally. He affirmed that the biggest hope that can be given to humanity is that of safety within the human family.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders added, “The COVID-19 pandemic was a great shock to the entire world since the disease did not discriminate against people of any particular background. Historically, pandemics have tampered with the humanity of people, often causing fear, and thus affecting their compassion and care for others. The harsh reality has in some cases pushed societies into brutal actions often reserved for wars and famines.”
Abdelsalam concluded, “Recent disasters have confirmed the urgent need for religious leaders to fill a void in the post-pandemic era. This responsibility lies in reminding people of the importance of our humanity and the need to keep away from worldly pleasures. These issues are at the heart of The Muslim Council of Elders’ work, which has always focused its efforts on humanitarian issues. His Eminence the Grand Imam and Chairman of the Council has long campaigned for the equal distribution of vaccines and medication during the pandemic.”