Under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders, will officially inaugurate its Indonesian branch in the capial Jakarta. This launch coincides with the start of the conference ''Religions and Climate Change' which is also being organized by the Council. The conference will see participation of 150 representatives from various religions in the Southeast Asian region, along with scholars, thinkers, and youth actively engaged in climate change issues. The primary agenda of the conference is to discuss the role of religions in addressing the negative impacts of climate change.
The Council's Indonesian branch, based in Jakarta, aims to proactively engage with countries in the Southeast Asian region. This is set to be achieved through the implementation of numerous joint initiatives and projects aimed at spreading and promoting the values of dialogue, tolerance, and human fraternity.
The official launch of the Council's branch in Indonesia also stems from the significant interest shown by the Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar towards the Southeast Asian region, which is home to the largest population of Muslims in the world and is characterized by its unique geographical location and diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural composition.
Home to the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia stands as an exemplary model in terms of dialogue, tolerance, citizenship, and coexistence. The Muslim Council of Elders maintains several external branches in a number of nations including Malaysia and Pakistan. Additionally, the Indonesian branch has been operating virtually since 2021, with the aim of creating effective platforms for communication with various nations and regions worldwide. Its primary objective is to propagate the Council's message, which is focused on promoting peace in both Muslim and non-Muslim communities, and disseminating the values of dialogue, tolerance, common coexistence, and human fraternity.
The Muslim Council of Elders is an independent international body chaired by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. Established in Abu Dhabi in 2014, its aim is to promote peace in both Muslim and non-Muslim societies. The Council includes various Islamic figures known for their justice and moderation, and seeks to promote the values of tolerance, coexistence, and mutual respect among all people.