Sheikh Nahyan said that celebrating Emirati Women's Day, held this year under the theme, "Women are Symbols of Tolerance
," will explain several key factors in the UAE's development, which are related to empowering women and highlight the tolerance
and coexistence of the UAE, which is keen to be a tolerant country that accommodates everyone.
The meeting was attended by Suood Ibrahim Alamash, Acting Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy, Cardinal Burhan Yossus Surafil, Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Father Samuel, Chairman of the Development and Aid Committee of the Orthodox Church, Tsegahun Assefa, Director of the Children and Youth Ministry Department of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, and Mohamed Doubi, Director of the Department of Peace and Tolerance
at the Ethiopian Ministry of Peace, along with representatives of Ethiopian media outlets.
"Instilling values of tolerance
carries on Sheikh Zayed's legacy and teachings," Sheikh Khalifa said, adding that the Year of Tolerance
will focus on five main pillars.
Hamad Al Shaibani, Managing Director of the International Institute for Tolerance
and the Chairman of the Higher Committee for World Tolerance
Summit, stressed that the great support given by the sponsors of the Summit will have a significant impact on the success of the event and will enhance the prestige of the UAE as a role model for tolerance
and coexistence thanks to the great role played by its wise government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in consolidating the values of tolerance
, respect for the rights and freedom of thought, and acceptance of others regardless of race and religion to strengthen human ties.
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA's director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors, along with RTA's CEOs and employees signed the tolerance
Such entails 'implementing multiple cultural programs and making contributions to building tolerant communities, [passing] legislative and policy-oriented objectives that contribute in mandating cultural and religious tolerance
via dialogue, and in promoting tolerance
through targeted media initiatives and projects.'
Not only did the book he has been working on for two years see the light of day at a special launch event at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, but a copy of the tome, Celebrating Tolerance
: Religious Diversity in the United Arab Emirates, was delivered to a very special guest to the emirates.
The announcement aims to highlight the UAE as a global capital for tolerance
and its approach, since its establishment, to be a bridge of communication between peoples of different cultures in a respectful environment that rejects extremism and emphasises on the acceptance of the other," a statement issued by the Embassy of the UAE in New Delhi said.
Sheikh Khalifa said that the Year of Tolerance
is an extension of the Year of Zayed, as it upholds the values of tolerance
and co-existence that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan established among the people of the UAE, reported state-run Wam.
Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance
, said the Ministry seeks through the Forum to attract and listen to the best ideas, suggestions and initiatives of community leaders who believe in the importance of promoting and enriching tolerance
"Participants of the project were divided into five groups and did a research on a specific monument that they should link with tolerance
. The goal was to show how important tolerance
today is and to send out a positive message," Mehanovic said, adding that tolerance
represents respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the richness of diversity.
ISLAMABAD -- Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) Asif Ali Zardari has said that we need tolerance
in the society for creating a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Thursday said that promotion of societal norms of tolerance
and patience is a need of the hour as intolerance ruins societies.
KARACHI:Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Friday that the world needs tolerance
today greater than ever because the right-winged politics across the world have wreaked havoc and rocked the foundation of basic civilised society.