His Holiness will be attending the International conference "message of peace in Islam" next Monday, 01 June 2009.
The international conference "message of peace in Islam" to be held in the Umayyad palace in Damascus next Monday, organized by the Ministry of Religious Endowments in collaboration with the British Embassy in Damascus, and with the participation of a select group of scientists and professors of thought, culture and dialogue.
Conference Topics include the danger of extremism in Islam and the world, and the role of the educational curriculum in the promotion of peace, while the main topic in the second day is role of Islam in the reduction of poverty and unemployment, and human rights in Islam.
The closing session includes the final statement and recommendation.
Participants in the conference includes the Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of Syrian Orthodox Church, the British ambassador in Damascus Collies Simon, Dr. Mohammed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti, the Republic's Mufti Ahmad Badr Eddin Hassoun, the Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Abdul Sattar, Mr. President of the Islamic Action Front in Lebanon, Dr. Fathi Yakan. Professor, Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies - University of Qatar Mohammed Salem Abu Assi, and Dr. Omar Abdul Kafi.