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The Union of Islamic Cooperation News Agencies praises the outcomes of the “Building Bridges Between Islamic Sects” conference

grandmother (UNA) - The Union of News Agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation countries praised (UNA) with the outcomes of the international conference “Building Bridges Between Islamic Sects,” which was organized by the Muslim World League in Mecca, on (7-8 Ramadan 1445 AH), under the generous patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Union confirmed that the hosting of this conference by the headquarters country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the royal patronage it received confirms the Kingdom’s keenness on initiatives aimed at bringing together the word of the Islamic world and unifying its ranks in facing various challenges.

The Union praised the Association’s efforts in organizing this historic conference, which reflects the Association’s awareness of its important and major role in bringing together the word of the scholars of the Islamic nation, and enhancing trust and cooperation between their sects in accordance with Islamic values ​​regulated by their document, which is expected to be issued at the conclusion of the conference’s work.

The Union noted the contents of the document “Building Bridges between Islamic Sects” issued by the conference, appreciating in particular the media directives included in the document, especially with regard to emphasizing the role of Islamic media discourse and that it aims to strengthen brotherhood and cooperation among Islamic diversity, spread awareness of this and correct concepts. Misconceptions within Islam, while confronting campaigns and concepts that are offensive to Islam, regardless of their source and place.

The Union also noted the warning contained in the document regarding the negative use of traditional and new media and its role in escalating disputes and provoking hostilities within Islam, and stressed that the media message must adopt the good word and the purposeful dialogue that creates and brings people closer, in accordance with the values ​​of Islamic brotherhood, and the exchange of sincere advice. No outbidding, no arrogance, no violence, and no defamation.

The Union called on member news agencies and the media in OIC countries to benefit from these directives in formulating their media content and building content that spreads tolerance, moderation and coexistence among peoples.

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