Moroccan Delegation from Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema Takes Part in Conference on “Islamo-Christian Dialogue” in Mauritius

A delegation from the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema took part, on Tuesday in Port-Louis, Mauritius, in a conference organized under the theme “Islamo-Christian dialogue in the service of peace”.

The Moroccan delegation currently visiting Republic of Mauritius is made up of Othman Sqalli Houssaini, Chargé de Mission at the Foundation, Mohammed Maghraoui, Expert at the Foundation, and Ilyas Mahyaoui, reciter.

The conference, organized at the initiative of Cardinal Jean Margéot Institute, was attended by eminent experts, academics and religious scholars, both Muslim and Christian, as well as the president and members of the Mauritian section of the Foundation.

During this conference, Sqalli Houssaini highlighted Morocco’s initiatives to consolidate inter-religious dialogue and promote peace for development and social cohesion on the African continent.

He also emphasized the leading role of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema in implementing this vision through its sections in 48 African countries.

For his part, Maghraoui addressed aspects of tolerance, through the teachings in the Hadith of the Prophet Sidna Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon Him.

Speaking on the same occasion, Reverend David While, Vice-President of the Mauritius Council of Religions, emphasized the values of Christianity in favor of peace.

Professor Khalil Elahee, from the University of Mauritius, spoke about the values of brotherhood in Islam in a multicultural context.

Sister Clotilde De Maroussen of the Catholic Church presented a paper on “Encountering the Divine in the Other.”

The Moroccan delegation was received on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Port-Louis by the Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Eddy Boissézon.

It was also received by Vice Prime Minister Anwar Husnoo, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Port-Louis.