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By Dr Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty


During the SIXTH ASSEMBLY in Abu Dhabi of the FORUM FOR PROMOTING PEACE, the Secretary-General of the AIDLR, Dr. Liviu Olteanu, expressed his appreciation for the historic initiative on ‘tolerance and religious freedom’ and signing the ‘Global Tolerance Charter - The New Alliance of Virtue’


Abu Dhabi (UAE), 10th December 2019

GLOBAL TOLERANCE CHARTER - A group of the world’s most respected Islamic scholars, faith leaders joined by experts from governments, and representatives of civil society organizations signed a new charter to build global peace, based on tolerance and religious freedom. Launched and endorsed during the final day of the sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi (11 December 2019), the “New Alliance of Virtue”, aims to elevate religious freedom, cooperation, and tolerance from mere possibilities to necessary ethical commitments and legal obligations, especially in relation to the protection of places of worship whose attacks have threatened freedom of religion in many parts of the world. This initiative draws direct inspiration from the earliest traditions of Islam.



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