By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat- Morocco participates in the 13th Doha Interfaith Conference, organized by the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday February 21.
First established in 2011, the International Doha Interfaith Conference (DICID) tackles widespread pertinent issues this year, under the theme of “Religions and Human Rights.”
The conference hosts 500 participants representing 70 countries, among them are Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars, academics, human rights advocates, media professionals, and international law specialists, according to the official DICID website.
Qatar’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi explained during the conference’s inauguration that “[the conference] aims to consolidate the values of moderation and tolerance and modernize the moderate religious discourse.”
The conference focuses on issues of religious extremism and terrorism, human rights and dignity, freedom of religious practice, personal freedom for individuals and minorities, and peaceful coexistence between separate faiths.
Representing Morocco, Moroccan researcher Meriem Ayt Ahmed, emphasized the importance of embracing a tolerant and peaceful approach towards different religions and called for action to promote these values, as reported by the MAP news website.
In addition to Meriem Ayt Ahmed, other Moroccan representatives at the conference include the Moroccan Director of Qatari Investors Group Company and Qatar Development Bank, Mohamed Hassan Al-Saadi, and Moustapha Lahkim.