The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities seeks to unite religious leaders from around the world, through a series of bi-annual forums and global workshops, in order to foster dialogue and take action to address important social challenges. The first, invitation-only forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 19 and 20, 2018. Entitled “The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities: Child Dignity Online,” the forum will bring together the world’s religious leaders to address the issue of online child abuse, a global epidemic which requires urgent attention.
Brigadier General Mohammed Humaid bin Dalmuj Al Dhaheri, Secretary-General of
the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior noted the importance of the role of unity and commitment in tackling modern social issues. “The Interfaith Alliance is a way to reach, inform and involve people of all faiths to accelerate action both globally and at grassroots levels. The event will give faith leaders the knowledge, understanding and tools they require to provide the advice, comfort and support that children and families need."
The forum has three key goals:
1. To reach, inform and involve people of faith around the world
2. To create dialogue on these challenges in every place of worship
3. To mobilise global action by people of every faith.
Approximately 400 of the world’s religious leaders will be in attendance at the forum, including a number of senior faith leaders.