J. Salik Arrives In Washington To Launch Worldwide Interfaith Marketing campaign

J. Salik arrives in Washington to launch worldwide interfaith campaign

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Level Information – twenty ninth Jan, 2023 ) :Former Federal Minister for Inhabitants Welfare and Convener World Minorities Alliance (WMA), Julius Salik has arrived in Washington D.C. to launch a worldwide interfaith marketing campaign by the exhibition of portraits of worldwide celebrities hailing from varied faiths and segments of the society.

The previous Federal Minister and veteran human rights defender by the platform of WMA have been organising completely different initiatives to advertise peace, tolerance and coexistence amongst communities of various faiths and religions on the worldwide degree.

Julius Salik famously J. Salik has some 25 particular oil work created by his late brother Markus Salik who was a self-made artist that may be a tribute to the good leaders of various faiths who fought for democracy, minorities rights and advocated spiritual concord.

Speaking to APP in a telephonic dialog from Washington D.C., J. Salik mentioned the portraits made by his brother included that of the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, first U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther king Jr, Imam-e-Kaba Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais, and a particular {photograph} of Princess of Wales Girl Diana that was captured throughout her go to to Riyadh.

He mentioned Markus had attained mastery in effective arts by spending his time within the libraries, exploring completely different artists and studying about their biographies, and viewing their work analytically was his each day routine.

“Apart from his inventive expertise, his ardour for images was additionally exceptional as he used to take footage in a novel method which distinguished him from many conventional photographers.

On my suggestion, he introduced a portrait of Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. The Queen not solely accepted the reward however appreciated him with a handwritten letter of appreciation in 1974,” he added.

Salik mentioned in 1976, Markus obtained a possibility to work within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He obtained a possibility to current a portrait to the then Governor of Riyadh and now King of Saudi Arabia, Suleman Bin Abdul Aziz, who was so happy to see his portrait by Salik and a few of his images that he requested him to work as an Official photographer within the workplace of Mayor of Riyadh.

“Markus labored in that capability for 9 years, the place he obtained the chance to work as a photographer within the shut circles of the Royals, which was one other landmark of his journey.

One of many highlights of his photographic profession was to take footage of Girl DIana and Princess of Bahrain throughout their visits to Riyadh.

Salik had a lifetime alternative to make a whole visible report by his images on the Governor‘s imaginative and prescient of transformation of outdated Riyadh into a brand new look of the town.” His images had been exhibited by the Governor in lots of international locations like France, Germany, Egypt and the United States of America, J. Salik mentioned.

The listing of the portraits to his credit score is lengthy however among the portraits of famend personalities of the world contains Girl Diana, Prince Charles, George W Bush, King of Jordan, Ameer of Kuwait, Ameer of Bahrain, KIng Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and plenty of extra, he mentioned.

Commenting on the exhibition, he mentioned, “I’m intending to carry an enormous convention on World Interfaith Concord amid urgent occasions when violence towards minorities is at an alarming degree within the western civilized societies.” He mentioned all through his 47-year-long profession of activism and wrestle for human rights he strongly defended the reason for equal rights for all with none discrimination.

J. Salik mentioned there was an pressing have to make the world realise that actions like desacration of Holy Quran or different spiritual beliefs had been injurious to native, regional and international peace.

“The world is already on the brink of a significant worldwide battle on account of rising contestation amongst international powers whereas spiritual hatred and hate speech will additional add gas to hearth,” he added.

He mentioned the convention to be convened in Washington will name leaders of various faiths collectively at one platform to indicate solidarity with humanity not with a specific religion to exhibit their full assist for a peaceable and tolerant world for all.

The portraits, he mentioned would assist him deliver consideration of the leaders and the lots alike in direction of the efforts of the good personalities main from Pope Francis to Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and Martin Luther who all spoke the language of peace, mutual respect, tolerance, endurance, respect and equality for all.

J. Salik mentioned the portraits shall be auctioned to lift charity for the humanitarian trigger to assist mankind in acute misery and dealing with issues on account of inequalities.