The Deanship of Scientific Research, in cooperation with the Center for Future Studies at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and the Arab League for Future Studies at the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils, organized a scientific lecture titled "The Philosophy of Tolerance, a Forward-looking Reading", which was presented by the two international thinkers, Prof. Abdel-Hussein Shaaban and Prof. Idris Hani, members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Future Studies.
The lecture was attended by Prof. Amal Omar Bakhit, Dean of Scientific Research at SUST, Dr. Malik Al-Mahdi, Director of the Center for Future Studies at SUST, and a group of professors, researchers and those interested in the field.
Prof. Amal Omar Bakhit confirmed her appreciation of the organized lecture. She said, "Science is related to all aspects of life, and tolerance represents a great religious value, a good social and human initiative, and a sound moral instinct that will establish love and make positive change."
She also explained that the lecture aims to raise questions, exchange ideas and debate about spreading a culture Peace and forgiveness for a bright future for future generations.
Dr. Malik Al-Mahdi welcomed the attendees and valued the roles of the scholars participating in the lecture and the greatness of their work and initiatives in all forums. He said, "It is necessary to benefit from the ideas of scholars and wise men, and to exploit their knowledge and the results of their brilliant research in advancing peace processes, mending the social fabric of different societies, raising the banner of fighting difference and non-violence, and rejecting hate speech."
He also called to resort to the voice of social justice and not pay attention to temptation, and to create a better reality and a bright future.
The lecture dealt with aspects of the global and Arab conflict, ways to solve problems, contentious or fragmented issues, crisis management methods and plans, and the importance of spreading the culture of peace, upholding the values of tolerance, acceptance of the other, and peaceful coexistence, and the need to link this to religion, science, culture, and societal heritage.
Laws related to freedom were also reviewed, as well as opinion, expression, acceptance of the other, and human rights that support the pillars of tolerance in the world. In addition to holding conferences, seminars, and investigations that were organized and came out with many regulations, research, and recommendations that provided countries and nations with ideas, plans, and solutions that serve the issue of tolerance in all its aspects, while looking forward to a future free of disputes, conflicts and discrimination. At the end of the lecture, all attendees interacted with questions, discussion and fruitful suggestions.