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Catholic-Islamic dialogue produces joint statement affirming common values

Catholic World News - May 20, 2011

A meeting of Catholic and Islamic scholars, jointly sponsored by the Holy See and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Jordan, has concluded with a statement that believers of both faiths “share basic human values like the sacred character of human life, human dignity, and the fundamental inalienable rights deriving from it.”

The statement calls for respect for believers of all faiths, and demands that religious education should never “form identities in antagonism or in conflict.”

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 23, 2011 6:33 PM ET USA

    The Monks of Tibhirine, Faith Love and Terror in Algeria, by John W.Kiser, should be mandatory reading for the ignorant of God's ways!

  • Posted by: impossible - May. 21, 2011 5:37 PM ET USA

    Would that be the complementary relationship between Muslims beheading Christians and Christians being rewarded with martyrdom?

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