World Forum of Interfaith Dialogue Ambassadors kicks off in Hammamet, Tunisia

Activities of the World Forum Interfaith Dialogue Ambassadors kicked off on Sunday in Hammamet, Tunisia's oldest touristic center, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported.

The five-day event is organized by the Tunisian Scouts Movement in collaboration with the International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS) and is attended by 150 participants representing 24 countries.

Organizing this forum had been disrupted by the possible participation of an Israeli delegation, which caused an outcry of the national parties and organizations that had lodged an urgent complaint to the Tunis Court of First Instance to prevent organizers from accepting Israeli participants and representatives of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts in the global forum.

The General Directorate of Tunisian Scouts indicated that it fully complies with the summary judgment issued by the Tunis Court of First Instance.

Religious Affairs Minister Ahmed Adhoum told TAP on the fringes of the forum that the latter is an opportunity to consolidate the historic role of the scout movement in its efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.

This is the first forum of its kind in the world, organized by Tunisian Scouts, to adopt dialogue in scout programs, to establish a culture of dialogue and coexistence among religions, to train scouting generations capable of accepting each other and to create ways and means for leaders to communicate with followers of different religions of scouts.

Source: International Islamic News Agency