In the Name of Allah, the Merciful the Compassionate!
HAVE WE NOT opened up for you your heart,
and lifted from you your burden,
that had weighed so heavily on your back?
And [have We not] raised you high in dignity?
And, behold, with every hardship comes ease:-
verily, with every hardship comes ease!
Hence, when you are freed [from distress], remain steadfast,
and unto Your Sustainer turn with love.
“With Challenges Come Opportunities”
With a theme: “With challenges Come Opportunities“, the second annual conference of the Network of Ethiopian Muslims in Europe (NEME), sets to assess the challenges the organization faces and the opportunities it has to challenge the challenges. The current state of affairs of Ethiopian Muslims will also make a headline of the conference discussions. The theme reminds us that we may not bow down to challenges - they rather should give us hope and strength to do more and struggle with resolve.
As part of the overall full three days program, a special plenary session is also planned with the objective of accessing the merits and application of the “Negashi Model of Interfaith Relationship” as a potential model for religious and cultural understandings. Known scholars and experts in the area, from around Belgium and oversees, are invited to join the penal discussion. Several high level diplomats and officials are also invited for the event.
The presence among us of our renowned and loved scholars will indubitably be one that makes the event colorful. The conference will be an opportunity to replenish our soul and mind; vow and renew our commitment to stand united and work for the good of ourselves, our communities and our fellow mankind at large.
Indeed with every challenge comes all sort of opportunities. Let’s use them … The second annual conference is just one that help us take this very fact a step ahead. Let’s not miss it then.