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The UAE is a story of peace and harmony

Readers praise and discuss the Mary, Mother of Jesus mosque in Abu Dhabi after being renamed

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The UAE is a story of peace and harmony

This shows a lot about the culture, religion and why the UAE authorities are so successful (‘Mosque renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’, Gulf News, June 15). This shows the heart of the people and how well the Rulers represent them. The people of a great country. This means so much about everything and in such a sensitive time with all violence happening in the world. It’s an amazing act. I’m proud to be a UAE resident.

From Ms Nelia Saraiva

Dubai

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We can do it

This is good and it shows the rest of the world how we should live in peace and harmony with acceptance as a community.

From Mr Lee Somcio Fenner

UAE

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Striving for tolerance

This news is absolutely amazing. This shows the UAE’s religious tolerance and acceptance of Christianity and its people. We already have churches here, now a mosque with a Christian name adds to the fabric of the country. Thanks to its leadership who are always striving for tolerance.

From Mr Joel Saldanhaa

Abu Dhabi

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Common elements

Mr Joel Saldanhaa, actually the name is not strictly Christian. It is actually Christian and Muslim. This gesture demonstrates the common elements in our respective religions and, hence, the simple rationale for a peaceful coexistence and openness to each other. So proud of the UAE for the heart of its leaders.

From Mr Haaike Barnard

UAE

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A happy place

The UAE is an example of peace and tolerance for the whole world. The UAE is home to nearly 200 nationalities who coexist peacefully. This country has been ranked as the happiest nation in the Gulf region, according to the World Happiness Report of 2017. And the UAE is ranked as the 21st happiest nation in the world.

From Ms Deepa Mathew Sachith

Dubai

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Promoting peace worldwide

This is the way the world should be! Look at the things this beautiful nation does to show the way to the world! The rest of the world needs to wake up and see how the UAE has created a country where all religions live in peace and harmony! I love this country!

From Ms Aditya Ahluwalia

UAE

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One creator

I love this! The UAE Rulers are really men of peace. People with open minds understand that Islam and Christianity have many similarities. We are just worshipping one creator.

From Mr Julius Weston De Cristic

Dubai

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A symbolic gesture

There is no other way than to live in peace together and respect everyone who is good, regardless of one’s religion. It’s a very good decision and a kind, symbolic gesture.

From Mr Lajos Braunmuller

UAE

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Declaration of unity

A great leader showing respect with simple changes and a declaration of unity towards our brothers and sisters in our wonderful world.

From Ms Gabriella Malta

UAE

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We are one

It’s a nice move. May God bring peace to both religions and continue to bless the land of the UAE and take them to a greater level above all. Christians and Muslims are one, we should live in peace and eat from the same plate together. God bless the UAE.

From Mr Oshioke Lawrence

UAE

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Our prophets

It’s a good decision because Jesus Christ [PBUH] is a prophet of God and we have the utmost respect and regard for him as Muslims. A Muslim’s faith in God is not complete unless he believes in all prophets of God, including Jesus Christ [PBUH]. The world needs love and harmony in the name of religion and not violence and division anymore.

From Mr Javed Iqbal

Karachi, Pakistan

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Promoting harmony

Indeed it is a nice name and great move to promote interfaith harmony, peace and love for humanity.

Happiness for all!

From Mr Eqbal Waheed

Dubai

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