Prince Gharios El Chemor attends another event at the German Parliament

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Prince Gharios El Chemor watching the speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

For the second time in 2016, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was invited to an event organized by the German Parliament. The 2nd Parliamentarians’ Conference: An Embattled Right: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief that was held in the German Parliament building and at the auditorium of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin (12-14 September).

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With members of the Lebanese Parliament Ghassan Moukheiber (left) and Dr Basem Shabb (right)
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With former President of the European Parliament and current President of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Dr Hans-Gert Pottering

Present more than 100 parliamentarians from 60 countries and other leaders of important organizations like the United Nations, the CDU/CSU (German ruling party), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, major human rights NGO’s, etc

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was representing the Royal House of Ghassan that recently has received the Special Consultative Status from the United Nations. The prince briefly met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Prince Gharios El Chemor speaking to the Vice-President of the German Parliament Peter Hintze and with Prof Dr Thomas Schirrmacher
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Prince Gharios speaking at one of the sessions

Speaking of the challenge ahead, David Anderson, a Member of Parliament from Canada and a member of the IPPFoRB (International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief) Steering Group said:

 

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With Dr Ahmed Shaeed the UN Special rapporteur for Freedom of Religion

“Make no mistake, with 74% of the world’s population living in countries with high or very high restrictions or hostilities, freedom of religion or belief is an embattled right and the defining issue of our time. Freedom to believe is what shapes our common humanity and, if we are not careful, we risk losing it.”   Learn more about the IPPFoRB by clicking HERE

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With Brazilian Congressman Leonardo Quintao

“Generalization is the ‘mother’ of prejudice…” says Prince Gharios

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of  Ghassan Al-Numan VIII , the head of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, the only active Christian Royal House in the Middle East recognized by the United Nations, always says:

Generalization is the ‘mother’ of prejudice, the ‘father’ is ignorance.”

When people try to “paint all Muslims with the same brush” they are not only being unfair but also playing exactly the role that the radicals want them to play. According to the French Intelligence, the strategy of organizations like ISIS (Daesh) is to make the Western world hate and marginalize the great majority of the moderate Muslims so they can rebel and join the radicals.

Let’s not play their game!

Watch the above video (in English), a brilliant interview from His Excellency Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs and understand the situation.

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

Order of Saint Michael Archangel has confraternization dinner in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII presided the confraternization dinner for the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 4th 2016. The dinner was in celebration of the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil and the investiture of new knights and dames.

More about the Order http://www.michaelarchangel.org/

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is acclaimed for lectures ministered in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited Brazil from August 1st to 10th 2016 and ministered lectures about the situation in the Middle East and its effects in the Western world in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), at the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary. The lectures were very appreciated and acclaimed by the audience and the press.

(the above video is in the Portuguese language)

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

Order of Saint Michael has Investiture Ceremony and a new Grand Priory in Brazil

The Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel had a beautiful investiture ceremony and the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil on August 4th 2016. The event happened at the Campos Catholic Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro. Presiding the Grand Master HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and the Grand Chaplain of Brazil HER Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz, the Catholic Bishop of Campos, Brazil. The Order is legally chartered under the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, recently accredited and affiliated to the United Nations.

More about the accreditation with the United Nations HERE

More about the Order HERE

 

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor meets dignataries from the Kingdom of Bahrain

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HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Mr. Yousif Buzaboon (left) and Dr. Abdulatif Al Khaja (right)

On the 16th and 17th of July, in Amman, capital of Jordan, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor met with two representatives from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mr. Yousif Buzaboon is the chairman of the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and Dr. Abdulatif Al Khaja, member of the board of the same society , also known Middle Eastern diplomat and executive of several companies in the countries of the GCC .

Prince Gharios El Chemor offered the visitors a dinner at the Little Italy restaurant, one of the best Italian restaurants in the Middle East. Meetings resumed at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman.

The purpose of the meetings is the attempt to create a cooperation between the Royal House of Ghassan with all its organizations, the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The scope of this cooperation is the establishment of an official annual event to be held in Bahrain and a practical yearly agenda to promote effective tolerance and coexistence in the Middle East.

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At the dinner with the dignitaries from Bahrain (left) and representatives from the Royal House of Ghassan in Jordan, Miss Reham Makhlouf and in Bahrain, Mr. Mohammed Zackarias

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor visits the Grand Mufti of Istanbul

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Prince Gharios shaking hands with Prof.Dr. Rahmi Yaran, the Grand Mufti of Istanbul

As part of a very successful trip to Turkey, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII had an audience with Prof.Dr. Rahmi Yaran the Grand Mufti of Istanbul . The Mufti has under him 3,100 mosques in Istanbul, one of the most populous cities in Europe with over 14 million people. The highest Muslim authority in the country being only under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

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The Mufti praying with Pope Francis during his visit to Turkey in 2014

The Prince Gharios’ delegation had the scholar and protestant bishop from Germany Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, Mr. Martin Warnecke also from Germany and Pastor Dr. Behnan Konutgan from Turkey. The Mufti joined Prince Gharios’ alliance for peace condemning the terror and any kind of violence against other religions. He also received the rank of Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael Archangel.

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More about HIRH Prince Gharios El-Chemor of Ghassan please visit www.princegharios.org