Sheikh Abdullah leads initiatives to expand interfaith dialogue and coexistence in Washington

Abdullah bin Zayed highlights importance of interfaith dialogue and religious coexistence

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, hosted a reception with members of Congress and the interfaith community in Washington DC, on Thursday to celebrate the UAE’s recently announced Abrahamic Family House.

The project will be an interfaith center on Saadiyat Island featuring a mosque, church and synagogue side-by-side. The aim of the Abrahamic Family House will be to enhance understanding about all faiths and nationalities.

Around 70 guests, including members of Congress, Administration officials, religious leaders, members of the media and think tank analysts, attended the reception on Capitol Hill.

Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Senior Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation and a member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, said the interfaith centre will be a place of learning, dialogue and worship, focused on creating mutual understanding among people of all faiths and belief systems.

“In a fractured world of increased hate speech and acts of hatred the Document of Human Fraternity, singed last February by Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad El.

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