“In the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, please come to Jerusalem.” My open letter to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed.


This morning, The Jerusalem Post published a new column of mine.

It is an open letter inviting His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to follow up the historic visit by our Evangelical Delegation and this week’s dramatic and historic visit by Pope Francis with another bold new step.

During a season that MBZ and his fellow sheikhs have dedicated as the “Year of Tolerance,” would the Crown Prince personally bring a Delegation of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from the United Arab Emirates to Jerusalem this year to tour the holy sites of all three Abrahamic religions and to advance the cause of peace?

“Come meet with Israeli and Palestinian government, business, civic and religious leaders. Come meet with Israeli and Palestinian young people. Share with us your much needed message of peace, mutual respect and tolerance. Share with us lessons you have learned from your father, and lessons you are teaching your children.”

Would you join me in praying that the Crown Prince and the royal family receives this letter in the spirit of love and friendship in which it is intended — and says yes? Thank you. What an historic development this would be.

Here is a link to the full column. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and even to share it with others on social media.