(MARRAKESH, 27 January 2016) --- At the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, 250 of the world's eminent Islamic leaders convened to discuss the rights of religious minorities and the obligation to protect them in Muslim majority states.
This position has historic roots dating to the time of Prophet Mohammed and the Medina Charter. Today's Declaration was issued at a time of heightened social hostility fueled by violent extremism, widespread Islamophobia and the denial of rights, sometimes justified by misrepresentations of Islamic teachings.
World Interfaith Harmony Week - a United Nations Observance - takes place in the first week of February, each year. A number of events will be offered by various Interfaith networks in Victoria.
World Interfaith Harmony Week - a United Nations Observance - takes place in the first week of February, each year. The University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Victoria invite you to a free lecture: Human Existence, Religions and the Digital World at Melbourne University on Tuesday 2nd February 2016