The Modern Alliance of Virtue
At the start of February 2018, over 200 individuals from the three Abrahamic faiths and others, comprising religious leaders and senior politicians gathered at a hotel in Washington to relaunch the ancient Alliance of Virtue, this time between religions. It was a monumental occasion headed by a steering committee and H.E. Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace who had previously called for such a gathering at the inaugural assembly of the Forum in 2014. He envisioned that the new Alliance of Virtue follows the model of the original, on a global scale. It would bring together those of good-will for the benefit of humanity. It would be an effort across religions, despite their differences, having nothing to do with conventional religious dialogue. Its purpose, rather, would be to enable its members to live side-by-side in peace and happiness. Rather than seeking to bridge theological differences, members would cooperate based on a common theology of God-given human dignity, seeking virtue for the benefit of all.
History in the Making
Now, this vision is becoming a reality. On the 10th of December 2019 the Charter of Alliance of Virtue will be revealed and signed by its first signatories at the 6th Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies in Abu Dhabi. Click here.