G20 Interfaith Forum begins on Oct. 13 in Riyadh

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar. (SPA)
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Updated 13 October 2020

G20 Interfaith Forum begins on Oct. 13 in Riyadh

  • The forum seeks to increase awareness of the role of religious organizations in implementing the UN schedule for sustainable development 2030 which accommodates 17 objectives for sustainable development

RIYADH: The King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and its international partners will launch the five-day G20 Interfaith Forum (Interfaith 7) on Tuesday.
The forum will be attended by 500 religious leaders, experts in various fields, and representatives of humanitarian organizations, global institutions, and policymakers.
Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar, KAICIID secretary-general, said the holding this forum in Riyadh confirms the prominent global position of Saudi Arabia. It highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in promoting values of tolerance and interfaith harmony, he said.
The KAICIID chief said the forum seeks to support efforts of individuals and religious figures to help them bring about a change in policymaking to promote peace and the culture of dialogue and tolerance.
He said a full-day program will be dedicated to the discussion on the consequences of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and ways to mitigate the global effects of the unprecedented health crisis.

The forum highlights KSA’s key role in promoting values of tolerance.

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar, KAICIID secretary-general

On the first day of the forum, participants will discuss the role of religion in building bridges and resolution of conflicts.
Three panel discussions will be held on the second day dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The third day’s session will highlight issues related to women’s empowerment, youth, and other vulnerable groups.
The last two days will focus on the role of religious institutions in fighting climate change and other issues facing the world.
The forum also seeks to increase awareness of the role of religious organizations in implementing the UN schedule for sustainable development 2030 which accommodates 17 objectives for sustainable development.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.