The Islamic Studies Association (ISA), Vidyajyoti College of Theology, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary jointly organized a two-day seminar on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” at Ooty (26 May 2023) and Coimbatore (27 May 2023), Tamil Nadu – India.
During the proceedings, the participants discussed the salient features of the document co-authored by His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb.
In the final statement of the event, the participants called “all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together so that the document may serve as a guide for future generations to advance a culture of mutual respect in the awareness of the great divine grace that makes all human beings brothers and sisters”.
To put into action the key teachings of the document, the participants established a “Human Fraternity Forum”, which will work to promote interfaith harmony and human solidarity across India. The organization of the event was coordinated by RSC Senior Fellow Fr. Joseph Victor Edwin SJ, ISA Secretary and Director of the Vidyajyoti Institute of Islamic Studies (VIDIS).