Expo Dubai celebration of Human Fraternity: Promote fraternity through leadership, laws
By Francesca Merlo
The International Day of Human Fraternity is being celebrated at the sustainability pavillion at Dubai's Expo 2020. Friday morning, the anniversary of the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, saw the pavilion's auditorium fill up with members of the Higher Committee and guests from all different cultures, religions and traditions.
A video opened the discussion, with some of the world's great past leaders expressing their thoughts and beliefs. The video began with historical footage, beginning with Ghandi as he announces he is a soldier of peace, then Mother Teresa, who encourages faith, saying that it leads to love. Martin Luther King Jr, shared his dream for equality, and finally Sheikh Al Zayed, who united the seven Emirates, described the virtue of tolerance.
Sheikh Al Nahyan
In this way, he concluded, we will be able to celebrate Human Fraternity every day.
Dr Al Diwaini
The Pope and the Grand Imam
Both leaders, who signed the historic Document on 4 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, expressed their closeness to each other, and stressed the essential need to promote fraternity and tollerance.
The event was concluded with the signing of a Memorandum, by Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam and Afra Mohemmed Al-Sabri, Director General of the Ministry of Tolerance.