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Recognizing the success of Jordan

Rula Samain (Photo: Jordan News)
Rula Samain (Photo: Jordan News)
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The Kingdom has recently celebrated its first centennial. Huge events have taken place involving media, writers, and historians for the past 11 months or so, offering evergone a fresh view of Jordan’s history, while it steps into the world amid the aftermath of COVID-19.اضافة اعلان

However, Jordan has not turned a blind eye to the many discouragements, mistrusts, and other disappointments history had in store, and instead realized that they are lessons to be learned from.

Jordan is still facing numerous challenges. During the past 10 years, these challenges have been more external than internal. 

In order to move ahead with a clear vision and unwavering determination, we should always remember the numerous successes of the past 100 years, mainly in setting an example for how to live in harmony and bringing together followers of different faiths during times of division and violence.

At a point in the region’s history, mainly during the past 15 years, religious tension was high, but Jordan stepped forward to defuse the tension, and succeeded in presenting to the world three major peace initiatives that each helped pave the way to harmonious living. These initiatives were called the Amman Message, A Common World Between Us and You, and World Interfaith Harmony Week. 

The challenges were countless, but Jordan was able to stand strong in the face of it all.

We can’t prosper the way Jordan should, because we are carrying the burdens of the region on our shoulders and in our policies. But this seems to be our destiny, which should be respected, not forgotten. 

It is a fact no one can deny that we have sipped from a bitter cup, but we have never given up. We turned every obstacle into opportunity, and turned pain into peace. We took action.

At a small social gathering I attended days ago, where people chose not to talk about issues that may cause strain, and rather preferred to joke and laugh to release the built-up tension; out of nowhere someone said: “Jordan is in crisis.” I immediately responded: “What’s new. Jordan will face it and succeed, as usual.”

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