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Sunday 06 Jan 2019 ZHIC Launches ‘Emirates of Tolerance’ In the framework of perpetuating religious tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity and in response to the call of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE - may God save him - considering 2019 as Year of Tolernace, ZHIC launched 'Emirates of Tolerance' program
As part of its project for perpetuating religious tolerance and cultural diversity, Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC) launched the program ‘Emirates of Tolerance’ in the framework of its work plan for 2019. The event was in response to the call of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE – may God save him – considering 2019 as Year of Tolerance in conjunction with the wise leadership strategy aiming for promotion of tolerance. In this regard, Dr. Nedal al Tinaiji, ZHIC General Director, related that ZHIC ‘has always been in the forefront when it comes to tolerance; on which our union was based. Moving ahead, she said, we transit from the Year of Zayed to the Year of Tolerance emulating our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed and all the values of originality, nobility and human principles instilled in the Emiratis to convey to the future generations of both locals and expats’. She added that ZHIC had prepared a number of initiatives establishing the concept of tolerance to inculcate in various segments of society through themes emanating from the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan – may God rest his soul in peace. As regards the development and perpetuation of religious tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity, Dr. al Tinaiji referred that ZHIC relied on the general principles of the National Program for Tolerance and the Charter of Values and Conducts of the UAE Citizen. Added to ZHIC values originating in Islam and all the humanitarian values that might promote dialogue, tolerance and temperance as per the directives of our wise leadership.  ‘In compliance of which ZHIC spares no effort to instill and establish good values in all segments of society’, she said. Furthermore, the director pointed out that the program ‘Emirates of Tolerance’ would be executed through 24 multilingual lectures on tolerance in a number of emirates. In addition to organizing 7 workshops of theoretical and practical types on tolerance, along with 12 other events establishing tolerance and 2 exhibitions introducing humanitarian values. Besides 60 published materials on tolerance in a number of world languages to raise awareness about tolerance among different segments of society, while implementing three psychometrics for innovation in tolerance to make the UAE as a leading model in this regard. In conclusion, Dr. al Tinaiji stated that the ‘Emirates of Tolerance’ program ‘is directed to ZHIC, universities and public and private schools students. In addition to respective institutions, families, and individuals meant for empowering to contribute to establishing tolerance and peaceful coexistence in various segments of society. 

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