World powers must focus on human survival, security instead of wars

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The world powers must focus on the survival and security of human beings and resolve the issues with dialogues instead of opting the option of wars.

These views were expressed by the leaders of faith at a three-day global interfaith conference, titled ‘Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence’, hosted under the patronage of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at Al-Fida’ Square of Sakhir Royal Palace in Manama.

Besides the holy father Pope Francis, Sheikh Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb and other world-renowned religious leaders and scholars, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr. Qibla Ayaz participated in the moot.

They were of the view that Russia and Ukraine should stop the war and initiate the process of negotiation to settle down all the issues for the survival and security of the humanity in the region. “Prosperity and development are possible only through inter-sects and inter-religious dialogues in the world,” they opined.

They said western countries must play their significant role in coping with climate change challenges and increasing poverty across the world. They believed that all religions on earth taught love and peace.

After the conclusion of global interfaith forum, Ashrafi who is also the chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council Sunday said that the leadership of Bahrain had taken the step in the right direction and it would help bring the people of various faith closer and remove their differences. Expressing gratitude on the active participation of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and religious scholars of other religion and sects in the forum, he said it had given a strong message of love, peace and brotherhood to the world.—APP

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