How can curiosity and dialogue
bring peace to the world?
On 20 September, we are celebrating
the start of a bold, new journey to answer this question
with people of good will and across all faiths
We believe that the human capacity for dialogue and understanding is vital to harmonious coexistence.
In an increasingly fragmented world that continues to suffer from extremism and intolerance,
nurturing and cultivating this capacity is essential for future generations to thrive and prosper together.
Today, we are religious leaders representing Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Tomorrow, we hope to represent many more—all seeking to bring peace through mutual understanding. We aspire to have an impact at a local, regional, and global scale, and we will soon be sharing that emerging purpose and vision with influential and prominent leaders from different religions, organizations, governments, and more. Stay tuned.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar met in Abu Dhabi and signed the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace—a joint statement calling for the reconciliation of people of goodwill in service of universal peace. That bold act inspired us. And with the support of the United Arab Emirates, who themselves are deeply committed to harmonious coexistence through dialogue and understanding, we formed The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.
4 FEBRUARY 2019
His Holiness Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, issue and sign The Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
4 FEBRUARY 2019
The Human Fraternity Award is jointly bestowed on His Holiness Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar.
5 FEBRUARY 2019
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi orders the allocation of a land plot in Al Sadiyaat Island in Abu Dhabi to build a landmark under the name
'Abrahamic Family House.'
20 SEPTEMBER 2019
A Celebration of Human Fraternity in New York City
WHO WE ARE
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WHAT WE DO
The Abrahamic Family House is the first of many undertakings that the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity will provide counsel on. Located in Abu Dhabi, this first-of-its-kind endeavor will be dedicated to the promotion of mutual understanding through learning and interfaith dialogue. The design of this landmark was selected after a rigorous process that included architects of diverse backgrounds and faiths from around the world. The winning design by a world-renowned architect will be announced on September 20.
More information coming soon.