London, April 29 (BNA) The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa hosted an Iftar banquet in the presence of leaders and representatives of various Islamists, Christians, Jews and Hindus. The Baha’i Beliefs in London, in the presence of Lord Muhammad Altaf Sheikh, Member of the House of Lords, Bishop John Clarathal, Deputy Ambassador of the Holy See representing the Pope’s Embassy in London, and members of the British House of Commons.
The ambassador delivered a speech in which he stressed the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to consolidate the values of dialogue and peaceful coexistence between different religions, cultures and civilizations, as well as to enhance the Kingdom’s position as a beacon of tolerance in the region and the world, in light of its awareness of the importance of the role of religious leaders in building societies based on The foundations of friendship and coexistence between different religious groups and sects, and joint work towards a world of peace and love.
The attendees unanimously agreed on the importance of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
In this regard, Krish Rafal, Director of Faith in Leadership, emphasized the great influence of religious leaders on the stability and prosperity of pluralistic societies by establishing humanitarian principles based on dialogue, understanding and mutual respect.
The Director-General of the Islamic Cultural Center in London, Dr. Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Dibian, stressed the importance of dialogue and coexistence between religions and knowing their truth, values and lofty human and moral principles without distortion.
Rabbi Helen Freeman expressed her happiness to participate in this first-of-its-kind table, in a civilized atmosphere, calling for tolerance in favor of the stability and prosperity of the various spectrums of society.
The attendees from different religions expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Ambassador of Bahrain for his kind invitation and interest in providing such an atmosphere that promotes the principles of coexistence, tolerance and human brotherhood, expressing their faith and appreciation for this approach. The Kingdom of Bahrain, which supports noble human values, tolerance, moderation and coexistence between different religions, cultures and civilizations.