Chairman of Bahrain Association of Banks Mr. Adnan Yousef said the inauguration of the King Hamad Chair in Interfaith Dialogue at Sapienza University of Rome, the first of its kind in the world, and in one of the oldest European universities, Peaceful Coexi
stence came at a time the world is in dire need for such initiatives. He pointed out the role played by religious and doctrinal differences in fanning conflicts.
On this occasion Yousef said “On behalf of the banking community in Bahrain, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The inauguration of this academic chair with
its lofty meanings, noble goals and long-term academic philosophy reflects the nobility and majesty of His Majesty. And at the same time reflects the true image of Bahrain’s civilization and humanity throughout history in the service of humanity, a position that stems from its Islamic values rooted in the roots of society based on the values of tolerance, coexistence, love and peace between different religions and cultures.”
“It is one of the oldest and best universities in Europe, which has played a leading role in the service of humanity throughout the years, which is in line with the lofty purpose of this inauguration, At the same time, it is aimed at young people in order to raise them to the values of
peace, coexistence and fraternity, and to open wider horizons for interfaith dialogue as a powerful and effective tool for change. These young people will have an active role in spreading this culture and encouraging dialogue in their countries and around the world.”
He also praised the efforts exerted by the King Hamad International Center for Peaceful Coexistence and its continuous work, which contributed to the inauguration of King Hamad’s chair in a world-wide celebration which witnessed an international and academic presence from different countries and universities.