2024_04_13_CDI Marrakech

World’s largest political network highlights the need to foster human fraternity as an antidote to the intensifying clash of civilizations

“O people, your Lord is One, and your Father is One: all of you are from Adam, and Adam was from the earth. The noblest of you in God’s sight is he or she who is most fully conscious of God”
~ Muhammad bin Abdullah (saw.)
Discrimination saying, ‘This one is a relative, that [other one] a stranger,’ is only for the small-minded. For the noble-minded, the whole world is a single family”
~ Maha Upanishad

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 13 April 2024 — Leaders of the world’s largest political network, Centrist Democrat International (CDI), have unanimously adopted a Resolution on the urgent need to foster universal human fraternity in order to address multiple crises facing humanity. The resolution cites “the re-emergence of religious conflict in the 1990s and post-9/11, as well as indications of an intensifying clash of civilizations, which threaten to unravel the rules-based international order established in the wake of the Second World War.”

The resolution was drafted by Indonesia’s largest Islamic political party, PKB, which was founded in 1998 by senior leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim organization. It notes that “in 2022, Nahdlatul Ulama established the G20 Religion Forum (R20), in conjunction with Indonesia’s Presidency of the G20, in order to ‘help ensure that religion functions as a genuine and dynamic source of solutions, rather than problems, in the 21st century.’” Continue reading full communiqué…

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2023_11_06_Spiritual Ecology and COP28

Spiritual Ecology: Fulfilling Our Qur’anic Mandate, as Human Beings, to Serve as Stewards of God’s Creation (Khalifah fi-al-Ardh)

“Many of the world’s inhabitants depend on fossil fuels in their daily lives to ensure a minimal level of economic wellbeing… We must devise environmental strategies that are fair, benefit everyone, and give people adequate time to adjust to any changes. Radical, top-down prescriptions that do not account for the interests of those who lack wealth and power will simply destabilize societies and further jeopardize our shared environment.”
~ H.E. KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf
General Chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Central Board

Abu Dhabi’s state palace, Qasr al-Watan

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — On 6 November 2023 the General Chairman of the world’s largest Muslim organization, H.E. KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf, addressed over 100 prominent religious figures who had gathered for the Global Faith Leaders Summit on Climate Action. The Summit was held three weeks prior to the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), during which over 83,000 international participants from 197 nations convened in Dubai, UAE, from 30 November to 13 December 2023.

Billed as “a global summit for faith leaders from around the world, to underscore the crucial role of faith communities in addressing climate change,” the Global Faith Leaders Summit on Climate Action was organized by the Muslim Council of Elders in partnership with the COP28 Presidency, the UN Environment Programme, and the Catholic Church under the patronage of the UAE’s President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Continue reading full communiqué…

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