2019 Year of Tolerance goes global

UNITED NATIONS - The 2019 Year of Tolerance proclaimed in the United Arab Emirates in December 2018 goes global as world leaders converge on New York City for the opening of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly. In February 2019... Pope Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi after receiving an invitation from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. It was there that on 4 February the Pope and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, signed a historic Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.

Abrahamic Family House: Immediately, the newly signed document took on flesh. Just one day later on 5 February, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince announced the construction of the Abrahamic Family House on Saadiyat Island. The complex will eventually house a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue as well as an educational centre. ...Committee member Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak says that this latest proposal to “bring world cultures together” is rooted in an overall desire on the part of the United Arab Emirates.

Higher Committee begins its work in Rome: On 19 August, a committee was formed in the UAE to concretize the goals formulated in the Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam. The seven members of the committee (2 representing the Catholic Church, 2 from Al-Azhar University, and 3 representing the UAE) met for the first time on 11 September. It was the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. In his remarks to the group, Pope Francis noted the significance of the manifestation of the desire to promote life and fraternity being made on the same date as others had chosen to sow death and destruction.

Shortly after this first meeting in Rome, Rabbi Bruce Lustig joined the Higher committee. ...one of the many goals of the Document on Human Fraternity is that of introducing a new “concept of citizenship based on the equality of rights and duties, under which all enjoy justice”.

Our comment

This is not a new concept.

In The Worldwide News – February 9, 1981, Mr Armstrong wrote:

“Very recently I returned from personal conferences with Prime Minister Menachem Begin in Jerusalem, and President Anwar el-Sadat in Cairo. Could it be possible these two Middle East leaders have started something with President Carter at the Camp David conferences that finally show the world the way to CAUSE PEACE?

And not only Middle East peace, but world peace?

The Egyptian president gave me details of his proposed $70 million World Peace Center to be erected at the base of Mt. Sinai, symbolic of peace between nations and between religions. Religious antagonisms have caused many wars through world history. His new peace center will consist of a walled-in complex including a mosque, a synagogue and a church, emblematic of peace between the three major religions predominant in the three nations involved in the Camp David talks.” (WWN - February 1981)

President Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Muslim fundamentalist army officers on 6th October 1981...

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