King Mohammed VI: Morocco Leads the Way in Tolerance, Religious Freedom
Rabat – King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reaffirmed Morocco’s unwavering commitment to promoting cohabitation, unity, and harmony among its many religious communities, establishing the North African nation as a model for peaceful interfaith relations in the region.
The King said this in a speech given by Rachid Talbi El Alami, the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, during the parliamentary conference on “Interfaith Dialogue: Collaborating for Our Common Future.”
Representatives, spiritual leaders, and eminent researchers from all over the world will gather for the conference, which will take place in Marrakech from June 13 to June 15.
The Moroccan Constitution states that “the country guarantees the free practice of religion to all,” according to King Mohammed VI, who has made it his personal mission to defend and uphold the rights of Moroccan Jews and Christians despite the fact that Islam is the official religion of the nation.
The king highlighted Morocco’s dedication to developing religious tolerance and harmony and noted that his country was among the first to establish international organizations that intended to promote inter-civilizational discussion and fight terrorism, radicalism, and extremism.
The World Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations was founded with significant assistance from Morocco. In November 2022, the forum’s ninth session was held in the Moroccan city of Fez.
The monarch observed, “This thousand-year-old city symbolizes in a lovely way the historical richness of our culture and the religious coexistence inherent to it.”