Down to the Wire: Just $6,913 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican message to Muslims: educate young people for peace

Catholic World News - August 03, 2012

In an annual message to the world’s Muslims, the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue advocates “the education of young Christians and Muslims for justice and peace.”

Opening with “warm greetings” to the world’s Islamic faithful, the Vatican message says that Ramadan is a “privileged which gives you the opportunity to deepen obedience to God, by fasting and other pious practices, a value equally dear to us.”

“In the tormented world of ours, educating the young for peace becomes increasingly urgent,” the Vatican message says. Noting that the effort is “both beautiful and difficult,” the document observes that true peace is not merely the absence of conflict but “a fruit of justice and an effect of charity.”

The Vatican message, released on August 2, is timed for the end of Ramadan and the Islamic feast of Eid al-Fitr, which will fall on August 19. The message is signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($57,017 to go):
$150,000.00 $92,983.13
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 03, 2012 4:33 PM ET USA

    But the reality is that Christians are being reeducated, killed and displaced from their homes in China, India, Egypt, Palestine, et al, for simply being Christian. And then there is the United States....

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 6 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25