MECC participating at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Germany
The MECC, represented by Egypt's Immigration and Expatriates' Affairs minister, Dr. Nabila Makram, is participating at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace.
The conference, which was held in the German city of Lindau on Tuesday the 20th of August 2019 under the theme “Caring for our Common Future ̶ Advancing Shared Well-being,” was attended by about 100 countries and 900 religious, political and official leaders, as well as high-level representatives of governments. The United Nations has also participated, along with intergovernmental organizations and activists in promoting tolerance and interfaith dialogue.
In the sideline of the opening ceremony, Minister Makram met with some church leaders from all around the world and civil society organizations, in addition to the member of the South Korean parliament Dr. Sung Joon Ki, the head of the international cooperation sector of the Wen Buddhist Foundation in South Korea Priest Yongin Sa, and the President of the Protestant Community of Egypt and General Director of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki. The assembled discussed the issues in regards to supporting women and children through religious institutions and the ways of activating their role in society.
Minister Makram also met with Dr. Faisal bin Muammar, the former Secretary General of the King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, and the current Secretary General of the KAICIID Foundation, during which Dr. Faisal considered that Dr. Makram’s representation for the Egyptian Government and the MECC in the assembly is particularly good in terms of spreading the culture of tolerance and dialogue, bringing communities together, rejecting violence and founding the basics of peace among the people of the world.
Minister Makram is scheduled to take part in another special session entitled "Mena Women of Faith as Peacemakers," during which she will speak on behalf of MECC about the role of women to establish and promote the principles of peace and dialogue. She will also insist on the role of women in bringing together the followers of religions, especially in the Middle East the birthplace of the 3 Heavenly religions.