His Majesty King Hamad
Global peace summit opens in Bahrain today
Manama, May 5, 2014
Hundreds of religious leaders, intellectuals and scholars will converge under one roof in Bahrain today in a three-day global peace conference to be held under the auspices of His Majesty King Hamad.
Titled Civilisations in Service to Humanity, the summit will be held at the Gulf hotel, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
More than 300 religious figures and scholars from more than 80 countries are expected to attend, representing a multitude of faiths and aiming to foster a message of peace and religious understanding.
"In this sensitive and dangerous time where people around the world are killing each other in the name of their religion, His Majesty King Hamad has called all the nations, parties, religions and believers to come down to this peaceful land to discuss the way forward," said Bahrain Ambassador to Kuwait, Supreme Organising Committee chairman and conference head Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa. – TradeArabia News Service