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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.
"Unity in diversity": imams and Christian leaders condemn extremist violence
In a meeting yesterday in Dhaka, dozens of Islamic imams and Christian pastors and bishops reaffirmed dialogue as the only means for living together. The remarks of participants, in a country that has been the theater of many extremist attacks.
07/11/2008 VATICAN - ISLAM
Fr. Samir: A good start in friendship at the Catholic-Muslim Forum in the Vatican
The Jesuit Samir Khalil, an expert on Islam and among the participants at the Forum in the Vatican, tells of the paths and hopes created by the meeting. Some difficulties on religious freedom. The common challenge of secularism. Muslims ask for Christians help to counter Islamaphobia.
05/11/2008 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.
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