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Interfaith Alliance | 19-20 November 2018 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital World Forum to take place in Abu Dhabi

October 28 2018

The steering committee of the Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity Online is holding its first forum in Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The event will be hosted by the UAE in recognition of its leading role in promoting tolerance and interfaith dialogue.  

In advance of the forum, several international workshops have been held in various cities, such as Cairo, Nairobi, Manilla, Santo Domingo, New Delhi, and Abu Dhabi. The workshops will highlight the key topics that will be discussed during the forum.

The Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital World forum will be held on November 19-20 in Abu Dhabi. 450 religious leaders will participate in the forum to discuss ongoing social challenges, and develop comprehensive solutions for protecting youth from cybercriminals.

The forum is supported by Al Azhar, and is held in partnership with a number of global entities and organizations including the Child Dignity Alliance, Arigatou International, The Global Network of Religions for Children, End Violence Against Children, Religions for Peace International, WePROTECT Global Alliance, Unicef, The Center for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Al Azhar University, World Vision International, Shanti Ashram, International Justice Mission

The second day of the forum will coincide with “Universal Children’s Day,” to stress the importance of joint efforts to protect children. Attendance is by invitation only.

The Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities forum is an expansion of the Child Dignity in the Digital World congress which was held in October 2017, and resulted in the “Rome Declaration” supported by Pope Francis. During the congress, the UAE was identified for its reputation for tolerance, and were consulted with to host an international forum to highlight its commitment to developing interfaith dialogue. These efforts resulted in the formation of the Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital World.

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