The Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace was established in 2014 in response to the challenges facing religious communities in the modern world. Renowned for its unique approach of drawing on scripture and traditional legal philosophy to address conflicts concerning Muslim societies, the Forum has since grown to include other faith groups in search of the shared values that unite us all.
The Forum draws inspiration from the teachings of traditional religions, looking to move beyond mere tolerance and toward mutual flourishing. Drawing on the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Constitution of Medina which first established the rights of religious minorities, the Forum has led initiatives such as the Marrakech Declaration and the Alliance of Virtue to protect and empower different faiths.
The Forum is not only an ambassador of religious freedom, but a defender of the theological principles that underly it. It recognises the value of diversity and difference without forgetting that which is universal; and it is proud to be both firmly grounded in tradition and conscious of the contemporary context.