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VATICAN – ISLAM
Muslim converts to Christianity ask religious experts at Vatican meeting for religious freedom
An appeal by 144 people calls on experts engaged in talks not to forget the difficult predicament in which Christians live. Often treated as “outsiders and outcastes”, they urgently demand protection for the right to change religion.
06/11/2008 VATICAN - ISLAM
Catholic-Muslim joint declaration
The document that concludes the first forum organized by the pontifical council for interreligious dialogue and by representatives of 138 Muslim scholars, authors of the letter entitled 'A Common Word.'
29/01/2008 INDIA – VATICAN – ISLAM
In India Catholic scholars of Islam want to respond to the letter of the 138 Muslim scholars
In a meeting held in New Delhi some 80 experts studied and discussed the letter 138 Muslims scholars sent to the Pope in order to find an answer. They express their appreciation for the document seen as an important “theological platform for building bridges.” One participant suggested translating the letter into Urdu.
Islamic world discusses religious tolerance under Sharia
At the end of the month, 200 scholars from 60 countries will discuss topics related to the development of the modern world in the light of Muslim law, like freedom of expression, abuse within the family, the protection of the environment, and finance.
13/11/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Catholic-Muslim dialogue: "It is never acceptable to use religion to justify" violence
The Catholic-Muslim Forum releases a final statement following its meeting in Rome on 'Working together to serve others'. Young people should be educated to build "respect for others". Inter-religious dialogue is important "to overcome prejudice, distortions, suspicions, and inappropriate generalisations." Pope Francis encouraged participants in their efforts.
27/02/2009 INDIA - VATICAN
Kashmir: Young converts from Islam pray for Benedict XVI
After a group of Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East, young converts from Kashmir join in the prayers for the pope launched by AsiaNews for this Lent. The three converts are offering their suffering and marginalization, together with the sacrifice of their father Bashir, murdered by Muslim extremists because he had converted to Christianity. There is also participation from Italy, where the humiliations suffered by John Paul II are also being remembered.
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