Dr. Leah Pisar, President of the Aladdin Project, delivered a lecture titled ‘Building Peace through Cultural Rapprochement’ on the opening day of the second edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum in Geneva. Dr. Pisar emphasized the pivotal role of youth in fostering dialogue, tolerance, coexistence, and addressing global challenges to create a brighter future.
Expressing her optimism and confidence in the abilities and determination of young people, Dr. Pisar stated that they possess the keys to shaping a better world for humanity. She stressed the significance of dialogue and cooperation with individuals from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
The President of the Aladdin Project underscored the importance of recognizing shared human values, embracing and respecting differences, and working towards global peace. Dr. Pisar commended the Muslim Council of Elders for their efforts in promoting dialogue, tolerance, and peace, including their initiatives such as the Emerging Peacemakers Forum.
Addressing the participants of the second edition of the forum, Dr. Pisar urged them to unite in upholding the values of dialogue, challenging misconceptions, combating extremism, prejudice, hatred, racism, and discrimination, and actively promoting the principles of dialogue, tolerance, and human fraternity.
The second edition of the Emerging Peacemakers Forum, organized in partnership between the Muslim Council of Elders, the Rose Castle Foundation, and the World Council of Churches, commenced on Thursday. The forum aims to equip a new generation of young individuals with the necessary tools to contribute actively to peacebuilding and advocate for the values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence.