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Morocco hosts conference to protect rights of non-Muslim

Prominent political and religious leaders have gathered in Morocco for a three day conference on the right of religious minorities in predominantly Muslim majority communities.

King Muhammad VI of Morocco is hosting the conference in Marrakesh to examine more deeply the rights of religious minorities in Muslim lands, both in theory and practice.

The conference has been jointly organised by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, based in the UAE, with participants that include ministers, muftis, religious scholars and academics from various backgrounds and schools of thought.

Representatives from various religions, including those pertinent to the discussion from the Muslim world and beyond, as well as representatives from various international Islamic associations and organisations will be in attendance.

The organisers hope the conference will begin the historic revival of the objectives and aims of the Charter of Medina, taking into account global and international treaties and utilising enlightening, innovative case studies that are good examples of working towards pluralism. Their aim is also to contribute to the broader legal discourse surrounding contractual citizenship and the protection of minorities, to awaken the dynamism of Muslim societies and encourage the creation a broad-based movement of protecting religious minorities in Muslim lands.

Find out more on the conference’s website.

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