Saturday, 25 November 2017 05:37

The "Youth Forum for the Promotion of the culture of peace", was organized 22 November 2017, in the city of Fez, by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Citizenship Forum.

The meeting was attended by Mr Mustapha Al-Mourabit, delegate of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME), in a seminar on "young people and the avoidance of violent extremism". He offered an analyzis on the theme :"Migration, dual affiliation and extremism".

Mr El-Mourabit  questionned the discursive latitude of the phrasing  « extremism, terrorism, violence, fundamentalism » and various other terms when it comes to expose the percibility  of extremism and violence. He questioned the essence of the words by saying that they could in fact thwart the understanding of the problems, rather than revealing them. He then asked if « extremism and terrorism were linked to a specific culture ».

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The delegate of the CCME warned against simplistic approaches which only focus on Islam and muslim youngsters when it comes to violence and extremism. He added that the statistics issued by the most distinguished international institutions show that violent and extremist acts, since 1972, are carried out  by citizens of American continent and Europe.

He then underlined the experience of the CCME by expressing the relationship of migration to multiculturalism, the call of members of the community to link  the culture of origin to the migrant culture.

The researcher,  also  noticed that until today the approaches – integration, assimiliation-have failed. Pointing out the reason why "the cultural clash persists, and is even getting more intense. And finding a solution to the dual affiliation and multiculturalism are a cause of isolation instead of bridges between the cultures. The consequence of this misconception is fear, ignorance, violence and extremism.

Dr. Mustafa Al-Morabit has studied the sociocultural approach, which focuses on « the mind and mind », an intermediate and long-term approach  pursued  by the CCME. He has analyzed some of his realizationsons on technical, religious, cultural and educational fields.

The European Council of Moroccan Ulemas (CEOM)  organizes a meeting on Saturday, 25 November 2017 in Brussels ( Belgium) on "the role of the imam within the European context: amid current and future challenges".  More than 150 imams from various European countries are expected to attend the conference.

The Council of the Moroccan Community living  Abroad (CCME)  congratulates the moroccan football team for its qualifying for the World Cup which be held in Russia. The Moroccan players living in Morocco and those living abroad have made millions of Moroccans all over the world proud and happy.The CCME, also warmly expresses its gratitude to the Moroccans  living abroad  who have shown their deep attachment to their country of origin and made it possible for Morocco to be part of the World Cup, two decades after its last presence.

HM King Mohammed VI delivered, on Monday, a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Glorious Green March.

The Moroccan religious model can be the clue for the birth of trust and confidence between the Muslim community and the Western world, said Mr Abdellah Boussouf, the Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME).

The ambassador, who has been Morocco’s representative at UNESCO since 2011, is now the first Arab, African, and Muslim woman to head this UN body. Alaoui will serve as the president of the 39th General Conference for the term 2017-2019, representing the 195 member states of UNESCO.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME), actively participated to the "American peace caravan" held on 24 and 25 October 2017 in Rabat.

The Daniel Pearl 2017 Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism was awarded to Washington Post’s international correspondent Souad Mekhennet, who became the first Muslim woman to receive this prestigious award, the Chicago Journalists Association (CJA) recently announced. The award will be handed over to Souad Mekhennet on November 10, at the 78th annual dinner of the CJA.

 

UNESCO executives chose Audrey Azoulay of France as the next head of the United Nations' cultural agency on Friday 13 October 2017, to replace outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova.

The International Center for Law and Religious Studies of the State of Utah held its 24th session, from 1 to 3 October 2017, on the subject "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" .

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