The meeting of the Muslim Council of Elders, scheduled to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 4th of November, will see important discussions and direct dialogue between members of the Muslim Council of Elders and senior clergy of the Catholic Church. The meeting will be attended by Prof. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, and His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, to discuss the global issues and challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, stated that, during this dialogue, religious leaders are set to share their vision on the mechanisms of addressing key global issues and challenges, particularly climate change and its negative consequences on people's lives, including its impact on food and water supplies, which poses a humanitarian disaster, as well as the role of religious leaders in tackling this phenomenon. The ways to promote the Islamic-Christian dialogue to achieve human fraternity will also be discussed.
In this dialogue, members of the Muslim Council of Elders and leaders of the Catholic Church will offer a model for the relationship between leaders and followers of different religions and the role those religious leaders can play to face contemporary challenges by taking serious measures and practical and realistic solutions from a religious and legal perspective to mitigate the effects of the crises facing humanity.