Geneva Centre for Human Rights praises efforts of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies…reports Asian Lite News
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has expressed his appreciation for the scientific efforts of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, OCIS, at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Al Qassim highlighted the enlightened role of OCIS in promoting the correct image of Islam and Muslims, as opposed to the negative stereotypes being portrayed by certain groups in some western countries, due to the violent actions of extremists.
Dr. Al Qassim’s made this statement while leading a delegation from the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, which included Ambassador Idriss Al Jazairy, Executive Director of the Centre, and Trevor Mostyn, Board Member. The delegation attended a celebration organised by the OCIS for the inauguration of its new headquarters by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, in the presence of many delegations from academia and international organisations.
Al Qassim praised the leading role of Prince Charles in promoting the values of dialogue and coexistence among the world’s populations and expressed his desire to establish joint activities with Oxford University, to promote the culture of tolerance and co-existence.
Al Qassim stressed that the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is currently organising an international conference on dialogue and co-existence between religions and the development of social and cultural relations between communities, with the participation of experts, specialists and relevant international organisations. He also highlighted an international seminar on Islam and Christianity, which was recently organised by the Centre. He then noted that the upcoming conference would be an opportunity to challenge the misunderstandings that negatively affect the relations between Islam and Muslims and other religions and communities.