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OUR STORY

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February 4, 2021

THE TIMELINE Signing of the Document on Human Fraternity

His Holiness Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Ahmed Al-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. The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity is jointly bestowed on His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Ahmed Al-Tayeb.

August 19, 2019

Announcement of Abrahamic Family House

Inspired by the meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and Grand Imam Al-Tayeb, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, allocates a plot of land on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi to build an Abrahamic Family House – a concrete implementation and physical manifestation of the Document on Human Fraternity.

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August 15, 2019

Establishment of Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity is established to achieve the objectives of the Document on Human Fraternity.

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September 17, 2019

Rabbi Lustig joins the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, senior rabbi at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, joins the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

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September 20, 2019

A Celebration of Human Fraternity in New York City

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity hosts ‘A Celebration of Human Fraternity’ in New York City.

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November 16, 2019

HCHF meets with Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Irina Bokova joins

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity meets with His Holiness Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. Former United Nations official Irina Bokova joins the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

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December 4, 2019

HCHF meets with UN Secretary-General

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity meets with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

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December 5, 2019

HCHF meets with UN High-Representative for Alliance of Civilizations

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity Secretary General meets with United Nations High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Ángel Moratinos.

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January 6, 2020

HCHF meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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February 3, 2020

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee joins HCHF

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee joins the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

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March 31, 2020

World Council of Churches General-Secretary Rev. Ioan Sauca joins HCHF

Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches Rev. Ioan Sauca joins the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

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May 14, 2020

HCHF launches ‘Pray for Humanity’ initiative

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity launches the global ‘Pray for Humanity’ initiative, to pray and supplicate to God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to guide and inspire scientists find a vaccine.

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October 12, 2020

HCHF launches Zayed Award for Human Fraternity

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity launches the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, inviting nominations.

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February 4, 2021

HCHF hosts Zayed Award for Human Fraternity ceremony

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity hosts the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity ceremony, honoring United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and French-Moroccan activist Latifa ibn Ziaten.