The Forum “Coexistence, tolerance, peace and values of common coexistence” will be held on July 7 and 8 in Tetouan, in the presence of political, cultural and academic personalities.
This event, organized by the municipality of Tetouan and the Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, in partnership with the Essaouira-Mogador Association, the Center for Studies and Research on Hebrew Law in Morocco, the Hebrew Law Chair in Morocco, with the support of the province of Tetouan, is placed under the theme “Tetouan, a model of interbreeding of monotheistic religions”.
According to the organizers, this meeting reflects the place of these noble values in Tetouanese society and the importance of preserving them.
This Forum will be marked by an inaugural session with the participation of high-level speakers, a visit to the space of citizenship of the municipality of Al Azhar, a theatrical performance on coexistence, and a coordination meeting for the activation of the partnership agreement signed last February between the organizers.
The program of this event also includes a visit to the “Ziouziou” House for Tolerance, Peace and the Values of Common Coexistence in Tetouan, and a seminar under the theme “Bright aspects of Islamic and Jewish heritage embodying the values of tolerance” at the Maison Abdelkhalek Torres in the medina of Tetouan.
“As part of highlighting this coexistence and religious tolerance between the city’s different religious communities, in particular between Muslims and Jews, Tetouan has, throughout its history, housed a number of religious sites Muslims, Christians and Jews, including the Grand Mosque located near the Mellah El Bali, the Kasbah Mosque, the El Bacha Mosque, the Loukach Mosque, the Catholic Church on Place Moulay El Mehdi, and the Isaac Ben Walid Synagogue , as well as about sixteen synagogues,” the organizers said in a statement.
The city of Tetouan is a real model of interbreeding between these different social and religious components, particularly those of Moorish and Jewish Andalusian, given its rich historical heritage over more than five centuries, which reflects the presence of these components in the construction of the civilization and the identity of the city with multiple tributaries, continued the same source.
The different towns and villages of Morocco have, throughout history, reflected this coexistence and tolerance between the different components of society, in particular the Jewish community which is an essential component of the plural identity of the Kingdom.