ZAGREB, February 4, 2020 – The Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, said at a conference in Zagreb on inter-religious relations that he was pleased that Croatia had decided to promote living together and not some abstract coexistence.
The leadership of the Islamic community in Croatia and the Muslim World League in cooperation with the Croatian Conference of Bishops have organised the international conference focusing on the topic of human fraternity for world peace and living together, which was opened on Tuesday by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and the League’s Secretary General Muhammad bin Abdul.
The two-day conference will present some 30 lectures of various aspects related to peace and security.
All the speakers underscore that the conference is being held during Croatia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union hence Prime Minister Andrej Plenković is certain that it will enhance Croatia’s activities during its chairmanship recalling that the promotion of open and transparent inter-religious dialogue is a constituent part of European Union Treaty.
The grand mufti of Croatia’s Islamic community, Mufti Aziz Hasanović, said that there was no alternative to religious dialogue, as evident in the systematic dialogue between the Islamic community and Catholic Church, which confirms that in Croatia they are living together and not just existing side by side.
President Grabar-Kitarović said that “at the moment, Croatia is the heart of Europe,” underscoring that this valuable initiative is an opportunity for Croatia to present itself as a country that promotes the highest standards of religious rights and dialogue.
The conference – Human Fraternity as the Foundation of Peace and Security in the World – is being held under the auspices of Croatia’s President, Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker.
More news about religion can be found in the Lifestyle section.