Sunday, 22 September 2019

Granted license for Hindu temple and 17 churches in UAE


Last updated on September 22,2019

In UAE the Capital's 17 churches and one Hindu temple were granted licences in a historic ceremony held at Emirates Palace.
After long time Non-Muslim places of woinworship in Abu Dhabi and including decades-old churches, were officially given legal recognition or certification on Sunday on historic ceremony.
Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) Under the banner 'A Call for Harmony', the decided to bring all the religious institutions under one licence umbrella so that the authority could support them in their operations.

"For decades, our greatest leaders have welcome people from various religions from various countries making the UAE a place for all. In tolerance and co-existencebu Dhabi is now a leading model ," Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the DCD, said during the special event.

He said that unlike before, the religious bodies can now rely on one official government channel whenever they need advice or support.
The DCD has developed legal frameworks, policies and procedures to ensure that people of all religions would be able to practise their faith, in accordance with UAE laws and without affecting the country's customs and traditions.

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