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).
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
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
“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.
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.
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.
Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Al-Azhar at the Vatican in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.
The first Vatican meeting on Monday between the leader of the world’s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013.
We strongly believe that the only way to achieve peace in the world, save the Christians in the Middle East and stop radicalism is with an alliance between the Muslims and Christians. Learn more about our initiative: http://www.alliance4peace.org/