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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - TOLERANCE

Lubna, Christian leaders visit Sir Bani Yas monastery

Posted on 19/01/2017

SIR BANI YAS, UAE: The UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, and around 30 Christian leaders from the Gulf, yesterday visited the site of the early Christian monastery on Abu Dhabi's western island of Sir Bani Yas. The visit was the first part of a day of discussions on ways in which Christian communities in the Emirates can contribute to the promotion of the UAE government's Tolerance Agenda. The clergymen, including several archbishops and bishops, were drawn from a ...  >>MORE

Christian leaders praise UAE's Tolerance strategy, promise to contribute

Posted on 19/01/2017

SIR BANI YAS, UAE, 19th January 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has invited leaders of the country's Christian communities to play their part in contributing to the promotion of the country's recently-announced National Programme for Tolerance. She was speaking during a free-ranging discussion with participants in the annual meeting of the Gulf Christian Fellowship, GCF, on the UAE's western island of Sir Bani Yas yesterday. The visit was ...  >>MORE

SEWA names Minister of State for Tolerance as January's Personality of Month

Posted on 16/01/2017

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, SEWA, has honoured Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, on Sunday by naming her the Personality of the Month for January, in recognition to her outstanding humanitarian, charitable and social initiatives. Eng. Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of SEWA, presented the shield and the honorary certificate to Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi. Commenting on the occasion, Sheikha Lubna said it was a matter of pride to receive the ...  >>MORE

UAE, Poland discuss co-operation in promoting global tolerance

Posted on 09/01/2017

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, and Ahmed Tomasz Miskiewicz, Grand Mufti of Poland and head of the Muslim Religious Association, met today in Dubai to discuss the UAE's National Tolerance Programme as well as co-operation between their two countries in promoting global tolerance. The programme builds on the values of Islam, the Constitution, the legacy left behind by the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emirati values, ...  >>MORE

UAE playing leading role in promoting values of tolerance globally, says Kazakh Minister

Posted on 29/12/2016

The UAE is playing a vital role in deepening the values of tolerance, peace and harmony among the members of the community, said Nurlan Yermekbayev, Minister for Religious and Civil Society Affairs, Kazakhstan. The Minister praised the UAE's commitment to the principles of dialogue, peace, co-operation, and mutual respect and understanding, and highlighted the country's efforts to sustain the values of tolerance among the members of the community and across generations that would preserve the ...  >>MORE

New ambassadors informed about National Tolerance Programme

Posted on 29/12/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, lauded the efforts being made by the UAE ambassadors overseas to promote the values of tolerance, co-existence and peace, as well as the UAE's humanitarian initiatives to the mankind without distinction of origin, race, colour, ethnicity, religion or sect. Sheikha Lubna made her remarks while informing the new UAE ambassadors to Kazakhstan, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand and Ukraine about the National Programme for ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi, Emirates Human Rights Association share vision on tolerance

Posted on 25/12/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has received a delegation from the Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA) and explored avenues of joint co-operation between the human rights body and the National Programme for Tolerance in the promotion of tolerance and prevention of hatred. The EHRA delegation was led by its Chairman Mohammed Al Kaabi. Sheikha Lubna informed the EHRA delegation about the government's vision to promote values of tolerance. An EHRA ...  >>MORE

UAE promotes moderate religious, media rhetoric to spread peace , says Tolerance Minister

Posted on 20/12/2016

The UAE takes a keen interest in promoting peace and harmony and presenting itself as a model of tolerance, co-existence, solidarity and fraternity, and a haven for inter-cultural interaction, while working to promote a moderate religious and media rhetoric, said Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, in a speech delivered at the third Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, in Abu Dhabi. This approach was established by the UAE's founding fathers, namely ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al-Qasimi discusses religious freedom with European envoy

Posted on 19/12/2016

During a Sunday meeting, the UAE again committed itself to stand at the forefront of promoting tolerance, diversity and human rights. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, affirmed that the UAE is committed to carry out a number of international conventions related to forgiveness, peace, the elimination of violence, hatred, extremism, and racism, and is constantly seeking to respect human rights and different religions and races, as well as accepting differing ...  >>MORE

Promoting tolerance through social media is key to combating bigotry, says Sheikha Lubna

Posted on 15/12/2016

The UAE is making history with the launch of new ministries as part of its recent cabinet reshuffle, which include ministries for tolerance, happiness and youth, said Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi. The new ministries reflect the leadership's vision to promote tolerance and cultural diversity in the country, and its commitment to support youth and enhance the happiness of all residents in the UAE, she said. Sheikha Lubna made these ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Lubna calls for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance

Posted on 14/12/2016

Inter-faith dialogue is now emerging as the international language and we all need to drive this dialogue forward, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said. Participating yesterday in the sixth session of the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament 2016, titled ‘Governing Tolerance', she said that Tolerance is a value, and therefore with change, it is not always seen first-hand, and it can actually impact without knowing it until over time we begin noticing its ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: Family values and education are vital to spread the message of tolerance

Posted on 01/12/2016

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said that the government of the United Arab Emirates believes that it is time to put together a national programme for tolerance, not just for the UAE, but for the whole community that can send a strong message to the region. Recognised by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in world, Sheikha Lubna spoke to Newsweek Middle East on the sidelines of a November 16th gathering of diplomats and officials from 150 nations in ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: Family values and education are vital to spread the message of tolerance

Posted on 30/11/2016

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has said that the government of the United Arab Emirates believes that it is time to put together a national programme for tolerance, not just for the UAE, but for the whole community that can send a strong message to the region. Recognised by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in world, Sheikha Lubna spoke to Newsweek Middle East on the sidelines of a November 16th gathering of diplomats and officials from 150 nations in ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid hails UAE values

Posted on 16/11/2016

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has delivered a message on the occasion of the International Day of Tolerance in which he highlighted the values cherished by the UAE community. Following is the full text of the message: To my brothers and sisters, may peace be upon you. Tomorrow the world will celebrate the International Day of Tolerance. In light of this important occasion, I wanted to share a few heartfelt words with our ...  >>MORE

Everyday is Tolerance Day in the UAE: Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 16/11/2016

The UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance has said that unity, tolerance and coexistence, are the hallmarks of the nation, and while the 16th of November is the International Day for Tolerance, in the UAE, "Every single day is a tolerance day." Speaking to Emirates News Agency, WAM, yesterday, on the sidelines of the Etihad Tolerance Day, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, said, "We opted with special celebrations with the Etihad Airways, which carries the message of peace and coexistence. ...  >>MORE

UAE a role model for tolerance, says Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 16/11/2016

The spirit of tolerance, founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, remains strong in the UAE under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. In a statement made yesterday to mark the International Day for Tolerance, Sheikha Fatima said the ...  >>MORE

UAE global capital for tolerance, co-existence: Hamdan bin Zayed

Posted on 16/11/2016

The UAE has become a global capital for tolerance, affection and co-existence due to its persistent efforts to promote values of tolerance, peaceful co-existence, collaboration, solidarity and respect for cultural diversity, acceptance of others and abhorrence of violence, hatred, discrimination and bigotry, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region. 'Under the able stewardship of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE founded on principles of tolerance and coexistence, says FNC Speaker

Posted on 16/11/2016

The UAE has been founded on the deeply grounded principles based on mutual respect and co-operation, and values of tolerance and co-existence, said Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, in a statement on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, observed on 16th November. 'The UAE community is well characterised by its authentic legacy in tolerance, cultural diversity, openness and co-existence. These values were planted by the Founding Father, the ...  >>MORE

UAE a model for diversity and openness, says Minister Al Hashemi

Posted on 16/11/2016

As the world comes together to observe one of the core values of humanity, the UAE has emerged as a model nation for diversity and openness, said Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Co-operation and Director-General, Expo 2020 Dubai, in an Op-Ed to mark the International Day of Tolerance on 16th November. "The 16th of November, 2016, marks the International Day for Tolerance, an international date of observation, set by a 1995 United Nations resolution to mark the ...  >>MORE

UAE nurtures culture of tolerance and peace, says minister

Posted on 16/11/2016

Tolerance is a key value of the UAE and a significant part of the country's societal structure, Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, said here yesterday in a statement as the UAE celebrates the International Day of Tolerance on 16th November. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, had been keen to promote the values of harmony, peace and co-existence among different cultures and civilisations, the Minister noted. "Today, President ...  >>MORE

UAE becoming role model for tolerance, says Minister of State Al Jaber

Posted on 16/11/2016

The UAE is setting up a bright and honourable model for tolerance and co-existence, thanks to country's tireless efforts to instil these values so that they become part of the lifestyle for different segments in the society, which is hosting more than 200 nationalities living and working in harmony, said Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Media Council, NMC, in his speech ahead of the International Day for Tolerance, which ...  >>MORE

Tolerance is a cultural and religious value in UAE, says Minister

Posted on 16/11/2016

Tolerance is a highly respected religious and cultural value in the UAE, and the people have acquired this quality from their forefathers and have been practising it as part of their faith, said Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, in his speech on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, observed on 16th November. Al-Zeyoudi said that tolerance is expected to be shown by the strong individuals and nations as they are better able to implement ...  >>MORE

Tolerance is a noble, deeply rooted value in UAE culture, affirms Minister of Community Development

Posted on 16/11/2016

Tolerance is a noble value, one that is rooted in the culture of the UAE and established by our country's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as a principle of government, said Najla bint Mohammed Al Awar, Minister of Community Development. 'This principle is still in effect today, as ensured by the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister ...  >>MORE

Seven main pillars for tolerance in UAE: Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 03/11/2016

The UAE was founded on deeply embedded values of mutual respect and cooperation, as well as understanding, dialogue and communication with and acceptance of the other from the intellectual, cultural and religious perspective, said Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance. 'The UAE believes in building human being, promoting human values and is keen to maintain the harmony of the social fabric,' Sheikh Lubna said while speaking about the UAE's tolerance strategy ...  >>MORE

UAE has enabled religious minorities to meet, teach, worship and express themselves: Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted on 03/11/2016

The UAE has taken practical steps to enable religious minorities to meet, teach, worship and express themselves, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in his opening keynote address on Wednesday at a dialogue on integration, religious freedom and flourishing societies organised by the Muslim Council of Elders and with Christian leaders from the Anglican Communion. 'I am delighted to be here, and profoundly honoured to have the opportunity to continue the process of relationship and dialogue with ...  >>MORE

"Tolerance Sign" launched

Posted on 30/10/2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Tolerance launched the "Tolerance Sign", announcing Dubai as the capital of the world for tolerance, during a press conference on Thursday at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, under the theme "Tolerance Unites Us". "We are here to announce the launch of the "Sign of Tolerance" and to celebrate Dubai, a city combining multiple cultures, as a symbol of tolerance. The award is open for participation from all groups from throughout the world, and will honour icons ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches global initiative for tolerance, openness

Posted on 09/10/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched a global initiative to encourage tolerance, and to honour champions of tolerance throughout the world. The 'Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Tolerance' will lay the foundation for developing young Arab leaders in the field of tolerance and providing support to the intellectual, cultural and media promotions of values of tolerance and openness. Sheikh Mohammed also ...  >>MORE

UAE is a model of tolerance, says Lubna

Posted on 06/10/2016

The UAE is a cradle of peace and a global role model of cross-culturalism and social harmony, said Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, during her visit to the Sikh temple in Jebel Ali on Wednesday. Home to more than 200 nationalities, she said that the UAE far exceeds, in comparison, even the United Nations, which currently has 193 countries as its members. "The UAE government is constantly promoting harmony and peace, and a cosmopolitan diverse society, to gain ...  >>MORE

UAE is set to make history with its initiatives to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence, says Minister of State for Tolerance

Posted on 03/10/2016

The UAE is set to make a key contribution towards ushering in a new chapter in world history when it will launch the world's first tolerance charter aimed at spreading the values of tolerance, peace and coexistence, said Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi at a meeting with UAE-based local and international media. The UAE Charter of Tolerance, Coexistence and Peace will serve as a platform to coordinate and energise efforts to achieve the vision behind this ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi launches Fatima's initiative to empower women in Emirati camp for Syrian refugees, Jordan

Posted on 30/08/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed University (ZU), on Sunday launched a humanitarian initiative to empower women in the Emirati camp for Syrian refugees in Mrajeeb al-Fhood, Jordan, in celebration of the second Emirati Women's Day on 28th August. In her address on the occasion at the Dubai campus, Sheikha Lubna said the initiative 'Tailoring Workshop of our Mother Fatima' was inspired by a tour of the camp of a group of 19 enthusiastic ...  >>MORE

Parents have primary responsibility to raise children with good morals, says Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 29/07/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has stressed the keen interest of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in instilling the values of tolerance, co-existence, and respect for multiculturalism in children at a young age, while maintaining the nation's customs and traditions, which are embedded in the principles of respect, co-operation, generosity and sacrifice. In a ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi participates in women’s economic empowerment meeting in Costa Rica

Posted on 20/07/2016

SAN JOSE: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has taken part in the UN Secretary-General High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, which was held under the patronage of Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, President of the Republic of Costa Rica. The meeting, which was held last Friday in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, was attended by Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, representatives from UN Women, the International Labour ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: UAE leadership keen on maintaining harmony of nation's social fabric

Posted on 20/07/2016

SAN JOSE: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has again reiterated the UAE leadership's keenness on maintaining harmony amongst the country's social fabric and its commitment to devoting the values of coexistence and tolerance among all members of society and without discrimination based on religion, sect, race or colour. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi said that the UAE Government, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...  >>MORE

St. Michael's Catholic Church praises UAE for promoting tolerance

Posted on 05/07/2016

A delegation from the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sharjah yesterday praised the UAE for promoting tolerance, peaceful coexistence and constructive dialogue to counter racism and hate. The delegation was speaking during a seminar organised by Sharjah Charity International to discuss on religious tolerance. They said thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Rulers of the Emirates, the UAE is a model of tolerance and constructive dialogue. Johnny Gerges, ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi meets religious leaders in Egypt, reiterates UAE's support for peace and coexistence

Posted on 30/06/2016

CAIRO: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, reaffirmed that the UAE has always been and continues to be an advocate of peace, a symbol of harmony, and an incubator of the values of coexistence and dialogue. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi made these comments Tuesday during her visit to the sisterly country of Egypt, where she met Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Muhammad Ahmed El-Tayeb and Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. The ...  >>MORE

Christian leaders laud UAE tolerance

Posted on 29/06/2016

Dubai government has saved Dh4.3 billion through shared smart services between 2003-2015, announced Smart Dubai Government (SDG) on June 28 at the Dubai Media Office. The statistics were a part of the ‘Shared services impact report,' a six-month study compiled by IBM, which highlights the impact of SDG's services and their benefits to the Government of Dubai since their inception in 2003. The report analysed SGD service portfolio, expenditure reports and projected cost savings to determine ...  >>MORE

UAE is a cradle of humanitarian co-existence, says Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 21/06/2016

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has stressed the UAE leadership's keenness to make the UAE a global model and cradle of humanitarian co-existence, culture and communication. She said this has been confirmed by the annual Global Competitiveness Report, where the UAE is ranked third globally in 2016 and eighth in 2015, based on the national culture index for tolerance and openness of local culture to others. Sheikha Lubna made these comments yesterday ...  >>MORE

Lubna stresses UAE leaders promote social harmony, coexistence

Posted on 20/06/2016

LONDON: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, has stressed that the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, take a great interest in promoting social harmony and the values of coexistence, tolerance and equality regardless of faith, race, colour or origin. She was speaking during a meeting with UK's Baroness Susan Williams, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. "The UAE government, ...  >>MORE

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Lubna, Christian leaders visit Sir Bani Yas monastery


Christian leaders praise UAE's Tolerance strategy, promise to contribute


SEWA names Minister of State for Tolerance as January's Personality of Month


UAE, Poland discuss co-operation in promoting global tolerance


UAE playing leading role in promoting values of tolerance globally, says Kazakh Minister


New ambassadors informed about National Tolerance Programme


Lubna Al Qasimi, Emirates Human Rights Association share vision on tolerance


UAE promotes moderate religious, media rhetoric to spread peace , says Tolerance Minister


Lubna Al-Qasimi discusses religious freedom with European envoy


Promoting tolerance through social media is key to combating bigotry, says Sheikha Lubna


Sheikha Lubna calls for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance


Lubna Al Qasimi: Family values and education are vital to spread the message of tolerance


Lubna Al Qasimi: Family values and education are vital to spread the message of tolerance


Mohammed bin Rashid hails UAE values


Everyday is Tolerance Day in the UAE: Lubna Al Qasimi


UAE a role model for tolerance, says Sheikha Fatima


UAE global capital for tolerance, co-existence: Hamdan bin Zayed


UAE founded on principles of tolerance and coexistence, says FNC Speaker


UAE a model for diversity and openness, says Minister Al Hashemi


UAE nurtures culture of tolerance and peace, says minister


UAE becoming role model for tolerance, says Minister of State Al Jaber


Tolerance is a cultural and religious value in UAE, says Minister


Tolerance is a noble, deeply rooted value in UAE culture, affirms Minister of Community Development


Seven main pillars for tolerance in UAE: Lubna Al Qasimi


UAE has enabled religious minorities to meet, teach, worship and express themselves: Archbishop of Canterbury


"Tolerance Sign" launched


Mohammed bin Rashid launches global initiative for tolerance, openness


UAE is a model of tolerance, says Lubna


UAE is set to make history with its initiatives to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence, says Minister of State for Tolerance


Lubna Al Qasimi launches Fatima's initiative to empower women in Emirati camp for Syrian refugees, Jordan


Parents have primary responsibility to raise children with good morals, says Lubna Al Qasimi


Lubna Al Qasimi participates in women’s economic empowerment meeting in Costa Rica


Lubna Al Qasimi: UAE leadership keen on maintaining harmony of nation's social fabric


St. Michael's Catholic Church praises UAE for promoting tolerance


Lubna Al Qasimi meets religious leaders in Egypt, reiterates UAE's support for peace and coexistence


Christian leaders laud UAE tolerance


UAE is a cradle of humanitarian co-existence, says Lubna Al Qasimi


Lubna stresses UAE leaders promote social harmony, coexistence