Fez- "Hatred, fear and religious divide are not a fatality", said Andre Azoulay, advisor to King Mohammed VI and president of the Anna Lindh Foundation during an the international conference on dialogue between cultures and religions, that opened on Monday evening in Fez.
Fez- “Hatred, fear and religious divide are not a fatality”, said Andre Azoulay, advisor to King Mohammed VI and president of the Anna Lindh Foundation during an the international conference on dialogue between cultures and religions, that opened on Monday evening in Fez.
Azoulay who conceded that ideological regression and so-often tragic temptations of identity introversion, exacerbated by political exploitation of religions, are widespread, stressed the need to re-define contemporary history of dialogue between religions and cultures to realize the temporary nature of the collective introversion noticed these last years.
The Royal advisor called the International organization of Francophony and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO, based in Rabat) to conduct a scientific, exhaustive and rigorous analysis of the reasons that lead to the recent years’ regression and to unveil who is drawing benefit from the regression.
Azoulay argued that the coming generations need to hear a discourse of truth in order to spur the success and legitimacy of restoring an international pacified space.
“The determination, coherence and resolve of the fundamental choices made by Morocco, under the impulse of King Mohammed VI, to promote serene diversity and pluralism are major assets for a community of nationals seeking points of reference and exemplarity in our region”, he noted.
The international conference, which heard on Monday a message by King Mohammed VI, brings together eminent political and religious figures to ponder on headway and obstacles to consolidating dialogue between cultures and civilizations, in light of changes in international relations and in light of recent political transitions.