The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the International Conference “The Middle East: Christians and Violence,” held by the Danube Institute in Budapest, with the participation of several experts, academics, and researchers from Morocco, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Hungary, England and the United States of America.
Ambassador Khaled Fathalrahman, Head of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue, represented ICESCO at the Conference, which concluded its activities on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. He delivered an address at the opening session in which he reviewed ICESCO’s vision regarding the phenomenon of violence stating that it is a cross-border universal phenomenon that has multiple causes according to countries and regions. He also stressed the importance of perceiving Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance, highlighting the necessity of civilizational awareness and acceptance of the other.
He also reviewed ICESCO’s continuous efforts to consolidate the pillars of moderation and rejection of extremism in its action fields through the implementation of several programmes and projects, mainly international conferences, publications, and partnerships.