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Synod council affirms need for interfaith dialogue in Middle East

Catholic World News - May 27, 2011

The special council following up on the work of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East met in Rome this week, and issued a statement reiterating that “the coexistence of religions is essential for the development of mutual understanding and tolerance, to promote peaceful and fruitful relations in collaboration for the common good.”

The Synod council stressed the “increasingly demanding requirements” of ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue in the Middle East. The group said that it was looking forward to the publication of an apostolic exhortation by Pope Benedict XVI, summing up the work of the Synod.

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - May. 27, 2011 9:55 PM ET USA

    Dialogue with Islam is wishful thinking at best. Dialogue is anathema to a religion whose "god" mandates violence towards those who don't worship him. We need to either defend Chrsitians who are caught in Muslim lands that are being slaughtered or evacuate them if we are not willing to take up arms to defend them. Either one works for me but dialogue is wishful thinking and naive considering the facts of history, the clear words of the koran and current events. Wake up!

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