In an open dialogue with participants of the second edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum
Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders: Our goal is to empower youth to contribute to building a better future for themselves and humanity
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has affirmed that the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, one of the initiatives of the Muslim Council of Elders, aims to empower youth for a better future for themselves, their communities, and humanity. He urged them to have confidence in themselves and their ability to shape the future.
During a dialogue session with participants of the forum, the Secretary-General stated that the Muslim Council of Elders has a great interest in youth through a range of initiatives and efforts aimed at harnessing their potential to become positive influencers in their communities. He called upon youth to build upon what they have learned in this edition of the forum and to be a source of inspiration for others, following the example of graduates from the first edition who have become leading and influential role models among their peers and in their communities.
Judge Abdelsalam also emphasized the importance of education in building generations capable of promoting peace and adhering to values of dialogue, tolerance, coexistence, and confronting the rhetoric of hate, bigotry, and discrimination. He highlighted that the Muslim Council of Elders seeks, in collaboration with global academic institutions, to incorporate values of dialogue, respect, acceptance, and human fraternity into educational programs. He also reiterated the Council’s relentless efforts to highlight the importance of educating girls and empowering women.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders expressed his gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for their support of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, reflecting the nation’s wise leadership’s belief in the significance of the youth’s role in peacebuilding, stability, and the promotion and enhancement of values of tolerance.
For their part, participants expressed their appreciation for the Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, for their focus on youth issues and for trusting them, providing opportunities, believing in their capabilities, and supporting their purposeful ideas and initiatives.