His Eminence Dr Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, general secretary of the Muslim World League visited for te first time the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 9 November 2017, where he discussed with WCC leaders both the meaning and importance of “just peace.” Both institutions have a common commitment to justice and peace.
In his opening remarks, Al-Issa said: “Peace cannot be achieved without total justice, abstract justice can only lead to false peace.” He added: “Religious freedom is a human and logical necessity, a given if we understand the holy texts correctly.”
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit welcomed Al-Issa to the Ecumenical Center. Tveit reflected: “As religious leaders we have a special responsibility to elevate the sanctity of the life of all human beings created by the Holy God. As communities of faith we are called to show this as love to one another, in relations of respect and care to everybody.”
According to Al-Issa, “one of the most important tasks of the World Muslim League is the defeat of virtual extremist messages that are disseminating the world with hatred.” “We have to combat extremists, the means and media used by them. Their objectives are purely material. We all have to be well informed, open to dialogue and new information, keep the truth and listen to all parties” said Al-Issa.
The Muslim World League is an international non governmental Islamic organization based in the Holy City of Makkah, regrouping different Muslim people.