Centre for Moderation – the first in India – was officially set up by Ma’din Academy in Malappuram, a district in Kerala on 7th February 2013.
The Ma’din Academy has been at the forefront in elevating the agenda and stature of moderation since 1997. The Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF), represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Khalek Awang, was invited by the Ma’din Academy to officiate the launch of the Centre for Moderation.
India, the world’s largest democracy, is a celebrated success of the moderation movement given its long and eventful history of various religious traditions working out their differences and learning on how to live with each other peacefully.
The examples of moderation in Kerala society and the wonderful co-existence between the Indian communities can be offered to a world that is permeated with tensions and conflicts brought about by increasing encounters with diversity within and between different states.
By setting up the Centre for Moderation in Kerala, GMMF is planning to engage with other key stakeholders in India in meaningful ways for the cause of moderation.
Also present at the event was the Founder and the Chairman of Ma’din Academy, Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleel Al Bukhari who has grown Ma’din Academy into a mass movement with 26 educational institutions that has participated in a number of international interfaith celebrations.
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