In June of this year King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia proposed the progressive step of an interfaith conference. This is now materializing with Fujairah representatives to be involved.
A report from WAM says:
“President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has tasked Supreme Council member and Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, to represent him at the Interfaith Dialogues Conference, scheduled for New York from November 11 to 13.
The Ruler will be accompanied by a delegation made up of Foreign Minister, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Minister of State, Reem Al-Hashimi.
Other members of the delegation are Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al-Mazrue, Director of the Fujairah Ruler's Court, Mohammed Saeed Al-Danhani, other officials and UAE Ambassador to the US, Yusuf Mana Al-Otaiba.
The conference, which is being held under the theme: "The Culture of Peace and Dialogue Among Religions and Cultures", and under the auspices of the United Nations, was proposed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Source: Fujairah Ruler to represent UAE at Interfaith Dialogue Confab in New York, WAM/SA, Nov 5, 2008.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: The Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi.