«I believe that goverments, diplomats, religious leaders, academia and non-governmental organizations can effectively work together at international, regional and national levels to promote peace and security, tolerance and respect for diversity, religion or belief, and always defending the human dignity and the principle of freedom of religion for all people... Respect for differences begin with acknowledging the rights, dignity and perspectives of everyone in a thoughful manner and then by treating others as one would like to be treated.»

Dr. Liviu Olteanu Secretary General of the AIDLR

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

Dr. AISHA AL-DAWIYA, FOUNDER OF WOMEN IN ISLAM, talked with Dr. Liviu Olteanu the Secretary-General of the AIDLR on the role of religious leaders, specifically concerning how women can confront the contemporary crises and challenges of our Century based on religious identity



Abu Dhabi (UAE), 9th December, 2019

One of the most active women on human rights, religious liberty and social justice is Aisha Al-Adawiya, the Founder and President of Women in Islam. Dr. Al-Dawiya is an international expert on Gender Equity, Conflict Resolution, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Peace Building. Dr. Liviu Olteanu had a lengthy conversation with Dr. Aisha Al-Adawiya during the Assembly and the official dinner organized in Abu Dhabi by H.E. Shaikh Bin Bayyah, the President of the Forum for Peace in Islamic Societies held in Abu Dhabi. The Secretary-General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty expressed his appreciation for the work of Dr. AL-Dawiya in favor of harmony, peace and inter-religious dialogue, for the respect and defense of religious liberty; furthermore, they have planned to cooperate together on the defense of freedom of religion for Christians, Jews, Muslims and other beliefs.



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