Marrakesh declaration on religious minorities in Muslim countries stresses coexistence

MARRAKECH, 27th January, 2016 (WAM)–The International Conference on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim countries, has concluded with the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in the Muslim countries, which calls for co-existence and tolerance.

Held under the patronage of king Mohammed VI and with participation of a number of ministers, scholars, researchers and religious representatives, the conference was co-organised by Ministry of Awqaf and Islam of Morocco and Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.

Over 300 religious scholars representing more than 120 states announced the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in the Muslim countries. They stressed that Islam calls for coexistence and tolerance to ensure protection of the religious rights of minorities in the Muslim countries.

The conferees called for eschewing violence and hate speech, urging all Muslim countries to consolidate the co-existence among all religions.

Earlier the King of Morocco sent a message to the participants at the conference, calling on them to demonstrate the correct religious values and activate them for the sake of peace and humanity.” He said, “Morocco sees no reason to withhold rights of religious minorities. It does not accept that in the name of Islam.”

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