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Dr. Abdullah Al-Lhaidan participated in the conference on equality, justice and brotherhood in contemporary India organized by the Institute of the Objective studies in New Delhi during the period from 16-18 February 2018. The conference was opened by the former Chief justice of India, Jagdish Singh Kehar and Rahman Khan, Former Minister of Minorities. Dr. Mohammad Manzoor, the Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, delivered a speech welcoming the audience. He said that this conference concludes with the 30th anniversary of its founding. It is the fourth conference to discuss equality, justice and brotherhood in India, where the subjects…

02/22/2018
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RIYADH: King Salman on Sunday underlined the importance of shared human values in different cultures to promote peace and reconciliation. The king was addressing a reception at Al-Yamamah Palace hosted in honor of the guests of the Janadriyah festival, the annual national heritage and culture event, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Welcoming the guests, which included writers and intellectuals, King Salman said: “This event captures Saudi Arabia’s heritage and culture and reflects our shared desire to promote cross-cultural communication and achieve coexistence and tolerance between the peoples of the world based on shared human values.” The king welcomed…

02/13/2018
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The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) has received the prestigious Africa Peace Award 2018 for its work promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue in Africa and the world, and in particular for its contribution to reviving the African Union Interfaith Dialogue Forum in partnership with the African Union. The prize is given by United Religions Initiative (URI), the renowned global NGO representing 204 member organizations in 31 African countries. Past recipients of the Africa Peace Award include the Mozambican leaders who concluded and maintained the Mozambican peace accord; the Achole Religious Leaders Initiative of Northern Uganda for their mediation role; the National…

02/04/2018
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KEP participate in LONDON CONFERENCE ON JERUSALEM on Friday, 26 January, 2018 organized by Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) Dr. Mustafa Ceric member of KEP gave the following speech: Let me begin by thanking the Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) in the United Kingdom for inviting me to this Conference on Jerusalem. I must confess that when I first received the invitation to speak at this conference, I was somewhat hesitant to accept. I was hesitant not because I have nothing to say on the topic, but because no matter what I say, nay, no matter whatever we all might say in…

01/29/2018
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I beckon Christians and Muslims to rethink their relationships, since our world is threatened by militant extremism and aggressive materialism, in fact it is on the verge of destroying humanity, how can we stand aloof and watch this spectacle of destruction, we constitute more than half of the entire humanity. The world needs our peace so it too can have peace. I can present many arguments that clearly reveal several points of convergence amongst us: We both believe in One Almighty God We both submit to the Divine will and surrender before him With so much in common, why can…

01/08/2018
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Allah says “If he comes walking I will come running to him” (Hadith Qudsi). The path of submission and devotion to Allah is a laborious one, strewn with thorns and scarped with potholes. There are vast spaces of arid deserts to cross as well as perilous jungles. It requires enormous courage and bags of enthusiasm to reach the  destination. However, Allah is most Merciful and Gracious, He does not leave the seeker of truth wandering in the wilderness. He comes to every sincere seeker, holds their hand and leads them on the path. The following verses allude to this: “As for those…

01/01/2018
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The Knowledge Exchange Program will be hosted by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in cooperation with the Arabic Language Institute at King Abdul Aziz University in the State of Japan, which will include a number of students at an intensive Arabic language course from 12 October to 21 December 2017. The delegation is divided into two divisions, one for the junior level (A1) and the other for the intermediate level (B1) according to the European language learning framework. The program offers students four language skills (160) hours in six weeks. The program also included a number of cultural, social and…

12/14/2017
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The participants in the symposium “The Ethical Approach to Peaceful Coexistence” expressed their appreciation for the prominent role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in sponsoring projects to fight extremism and spread moderation through the institutions and bodies it established. In a statement issued at the end of the two-day sposered by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, in collaboration with the University of Wales in Wales, UK, they stressed the importance of the role of Islam and other religions in the positive construction of the ethics of peaceful coexistence. And encourage knowledge exchange among followers of religions and cultures as…

12/13/2017
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The Minister Advisor and General Supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lheedan signed a memorandum of cooperation in the fields of translation, printing and publishing studies between the Knowledge Exchange Program and the vice chancellor of the University of Wales, UK. The Memorandum of Understanding included the University of Wales’ cooperation in the field of translation and publications in books in Islamic studies as defined by the Knowledge Exchange Program of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The agreement also includes the establishment of joint activities such as seminars, study days…

12/13/2017
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The Knowledge Exchange Program of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a seminar entitled “Moral Approach to Peaceful Coexistence” on Tuesday and Wednesday 5-6 December 2017 at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Dr. Abdullah Al-Lheedan, Advisor to the Minister of Islamic Affairs and supervisor of the program of knowledge exchange said: The discussion of the symposium centered on: (Morality and coexistence : Theoretical determination, the role of knowledge exchange in promoting peaceful coexistence and religious coexistence. Islam and The West: challenges and opportunities for peaceful coexistence). The most prominent speakers at the symposium were Michael Okton of…

12/13/2017
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