Amman- In a ceremony of religious harmony and under the patronage of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin, Middle East University celebrated Christmas and the Holidays with fellow Christians.
The ceremony was attended by the President of MEU Dr. Mohammad Al Hileh, a number of representatives of both religions, and members of local community. Dr. Nasereddin stated that Jordan is a beacon of understanding and harmony between religions, cultures, and civilizations. The Chairman stressed that Jordan, under the leadership of King Abdullah II, gained a prestigious international status for His position in committing to peace and its initiatives, including Interfaith Harmony Initiative. King Abdullah received Templeton Prize as an international recognition of Jordan’s role as a messenger of love and peace. This role is conveyed through Jordan’s principles and actions, calling for resolving conflicts peacefully and establishing a positive purposeful dialogue. Jordan participated in United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, carrying the message of peace and harmony across the world.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin confirmed that Jordan’s international position was achieved through its constant reliance on mutual endearment and solidarity between Jordanians, regardless of their origins, religions and doctrines. Jordan stands tall against all attempts and foul agendas, which were thwarted by Jordanian’s nationalism, deep awareness, their understanding of Jordan’s strategic value in this region, and above all, their faith and loyalty for their King and Country.
In his turn, Father Nabil Haddad praised MEU’s role in accomplishing harmony and promoting it among its students. Father Nabil commended the national unity shared by all Jordanians and demonstrated by their mutual affection, calling on youth to take pride in belonging to this country that embodies holiness, peace, and harmony.
Dr. Hamdi Murad asserted that Jordan represents a unique example of harmony and peace between all its sects. Dr. Murad mentioned King Abdullah’s role in making Jordan a monument of love and peace, applauding Middle East University’s role in adopting Amman Message, A Common Word Between Us and You Initiative, and World Interfaith Harmony Week, to be a precedent among other Jordanian universities. The ceremony included lighting a Christmas tree and candle of peace while Christmas songs were played and sweets were distributed.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.