Upon an invitation from the Center for Islamic Studies and Society at Leiden University, Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation is offering a series of lectures based on its experience in promoting the culture of peace.
October 18, 2019
The Center for Islamic Studies and Society at Leiden University in the Netherlands has extended an invitation to Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation to present a series of lectures on the culture of peace based on the Foundation's experience in this field. The lectures are scheduled to take place from October 28th to November 1st at the Institute of International Relations in The Hague, which is affiliated with Leiden University.
These lectures will include a special session about the Peace Curricula developed by the Foundation in June of the previous year during its inaugural World Forum on the Culture of Peace, which took place at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands. The curricula in question, which were collaboratively authored by specialized experts from approximately twenty countries around the world, are focused on the dissemination of peace culture within educational contexts. These curricula encompass a comprehensive spectrum, ranging from early childhood education to university level. Notably, they received the endorsement of the United Nations General Assembly subsequent to their presentation to member states by the Foundation's President, Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain.
Regarding the participation of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation in the upcoming lectures, Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain stated: "The steps initiated by the Foundation to solidify a culture of peace, renounce wars and hatred, and introduce the concept of intercultural dialogue instead of conflict, are moving in the right direction. The fruits of these efforts are beginning to mature within the collective conscience of humanity. It is particularly significant that these initiatives emanate from a culturally-oriented Foundation that reflects the aspirations and dreams of people worldwide. Employing intellectual and scientific tools, we are committed to realizing these objectives while acknowledging the role of prominent political figures globally, who advocate for peace and actively participate in embodying this cultural approach to peace in real-world scenarios."
Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain expressed his appreciation for the invitation extended to the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation by the Center for the Study of Islam and Society at Leiden University. He conveyed his optimism about the dissemination of these curricula within educational institutions.
It is worth mentioning that the Foundation has previously established the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Center for Arab Culture" at Leiden University in October of the previous year. The center's inauguration was celebrated by the academic and cultural circles of the university in a significant event, during which Secretary-General Abdulrahman Khaled Albabtain represented President Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain.