New award to recog­nise tol­er­ance

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HH Sheikh Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter and Ruler of Dubai, 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 pro­vide sup­port to the in­tel­lec­tual, cul­tural and me­dia pro­mo­tions of val­ues of tol­er­ance and open­ness, news agency WAM re­ported. Sheikh Mo­hammed also an­nounced the es­tab­lish­ment of the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Tol­er­ance. “We cher­ish tol­er­ance as a key value. Yet, we in­tend to trans­form that value into a sus­tain­able in­sti­tu­tional work that will re­flect pos­i­tively on our peo­ple in the Arab world,” Sheikh Mo­hammed said. “Our Arab so­ci­eties need to be pre­pared in­tel­lec­tu­ally to em­bed the cul­ture of tol­er­ance, open­ness and peace­ful co-ex­is­tence.” WAM also quoted him as say­ing that the fo­cus on tol­er­ance will equip young peo­ple in the fight against ex­trem­ism.

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