Emirati society consists of individuals from 200 nationalities, and we have succeeded in working according to a noble principle that they are all human beings.said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak…reports Asian Lite News
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that United Arab Emirates declares its enthusiastic support for the values and principles called for by the declaration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of founding the United Nations, which focuses on the transformation from the realm of nationalism, conflicts and injustice to a multi-national culture, and peace and safety for the interest of all mankind.
”Welcome to all leaders of the various religious sects in the United Arab Emirates, to participate in presenting a message of peace from the United Arab Emirates to the world through this forum,” declared Sheikh Nahyan in his inaugural speech during the virtual forum, organised by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, in cooperation with leaders of various religions, under the title “Peace Message from UAE to the World”.
In the main session, a large number of religious leaders spoke, including Dr. Mohammad Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments; Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia; Raju Shrouf, the Official Representative of the Hindu Temple in Dubai; Gregory Khoury, Bishop of UAE for the Greek Orthodox; Marcus Oates, Head of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ; Surender Singh Kandahari, Head of the Sikh Temple Guru Nanak Darbar in Dubai; the Reverend Mina Hanna of the Marmina Church in Jebel Ali, Dubai and the Representative of the Gulf Archdiocese; and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Executive Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life – New York University.
It also was attended by Afra Al Sabri, Director General of the Office of Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and a number of the country’s intellectual, community and academic leaders.
Regarding the gathering, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak said, “Emirati society consists of individuals from 200 nationalities, and we have succeeded in working according to a noble principle that they are all human beings, and each of them is distinguished by his or her own beliefs and that they all deserve to enjoy a quiet and safe life.