Visit of young leaders’ delegation from Europe and America to DICID
2017-10-29
The Center visited a delegation of young leaders in Europe and America, Sunday, October 29, 2017, and met with the Chairman of the Doha Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Dr. Ibrahim Saleh Al-Naimi.

In the beginning, Dr. Ibrahim gave a brief presentation of the DICID’s activities, in which he mentioned the most important activities of the Center, namely the annual conference on interreligious dialogue, which brings together all those interested in the issue of interfaith dialogue, as well as the Roundtables targeting the local communities, and training courses, seminars and activities related to national events.
It is worth mentioning that the visiting delegation to the Center represents young leaders in Europe and America. The visit comes within the Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship program, which is aiming to the deepening of mutual understanding between Europe, America, Arab and Islamic countries by preparing a group of young leaders in these countries, Who are able to deal positively with the differences between cultures and religions in order to establish a culture of peaceful coexistence and cooperation among peoples.

In his speech, Dr. Al-Naimi highlighted the role of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, which is the only operating in the interfaith dialogue in Qatar, and focusing on the capacity building strategy targeting local communities, schools, to create an enable environment where all different components of society, could live in peace harmony and mutual understanding . The DICID cooperates, in its activities with various social actors , in particular religious leaders, including churches operating in the umbrella of the Steering Committee of Churches in Qatar.

For his part, the members of the youth delegation praised the Center's efforts in consolidating the values of coexistence and dialogue between religions and cultures, and then asked questions about Al-Marker's activities, specifically in the role of youth, as well as those of communities living in Qatar.

In this regard, Dr. Ibrahim noted that the center pays great attention to the youth, trough their involvement in its various activities, both in its annual conferences and in round tables.

He also announced two major events of the DICID’s upcoming activities, namely the Round Table, which will address “the situation of communities under siege: Solidarity and Challenges”, 29 October 2017, and the 13th Conference, 20-21 February 2018, entitled “religions and human rights”.The delegation also visited the library of the Center, which is the first interfaith specialized library.