Moderation Center highlights Saudi Arabia’s pioneering role

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurates Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Center for Moderation in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 22 September 2017
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Moderation Center highlights Saudi Arabia’s pioneering role

JEDDAH: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah region, said that since the establishment of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom has been moderate in all its issues.
This came during the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday of the Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Center for Moderation and during the announcement of the winners of the center’s award at King Abdul Aziz University.
“This great country started, since its inception, to adopt moderation in its policies, culture, work and treatment of all internal and external problems.”
He pointed out that the people of Saudi Arabia have supported the leadership in an unprecedented project in a world plagued by ideas, wars, policies and extremist approaches.
“These strange phenomena in which some societies claim to be the owner of progress, development and priority, are in fact a quest for worldly gains, where there is no faith and moderation,” Prince Khaled said.
He added: “We all stand united behind our leadership. We tell the whole world that we are proud of our constitution and we are proud of this society and this people.”
Prince Khaled added: “I say to every citizen, Raise up your head, you are a Saudi national.”
Prince Khaled then announced the winners of the moderation award. He has also launched a new package of specific programs and initiatives that were earlier planned, which will be implemented on the ground in the near future.
According to exploratory studies carried out by the center among 600 families, 92 percent of households have no knowledge of the indicators of extremism.
The studies revealed that 84 percent of the families have no awareness of ways to protect their children from extremism.
Ninety-one percent of the participants in these research studies wanted to participate in such awareness programs. These are the reasons that prompted the center to adopt this initiative.
This initiative will be implemented during this academic year as a first stage. The experience will be assessed and then circulated throughout the Kingdom as a second stage.
A memorandum of cooperation was signed between Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Center for Moderation and Prince Mohammed bin Naif Center for advising in the field of disseminating the culture of moderation, and combating extremism and terrorism in society.


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.