His Excellency President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad will take part at the high-level Virtual International Forum, to be held tomorrow by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with the Muslim World League (MWL) and the International Muslim Communities Council, under the theme “Role of Religious Leaderships in the Face of Crises,” with the participation of a large number of religious bodies and institutions, and renowned intellectuals.
H.E. President Idriss Deby Itno will give an address at the opening session of the Forum, which will kick off at 08:00 GMT (09:00 Rabat local time), under the theme “Towards Global Moral Solidarity of Religious Leaderships.” The agenda also features three working sessions: the first one tackles the best initiatives and practices o religious institutions throughout the COVID-19 crisis; the second session covers regenerative and future features of religious thought and working mechanisms to capitalize on crisis gains and address their adverse repercussions; while the third session explores prospects of joint action between the different religious leaderships and institutions across the world. The closing session and the Forum’s declaration set the guidelines of global ethical solidarity in the face of crises. The declaration would contribute to the development of the aspects of a new human developmental model that depicts the functional roles of religious and university leaderships and institutions.
Among the international, religious, and intellectual institutions and bodies taking part in the Forum are Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Higher Council of Ulemas in the Kingdom of Morocco, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, the Vatican, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Interreligious Dialogue Department in the American Jewish Committee (AJC), King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Dar al-Ifta of Azerbaijan and Caucasus, Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah, University of al-Qarawiyyin, Globethics, Muslim Elders Council, Lebanese University and the National University of Singapore.
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