We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican-Islamic commission issues joint call to combat secularization

Catholic World News - June 26, 2013

Following a meeting in Rome last week, a joint Islamic-Catholic dialogue commission issued a statement affirming the need for the faithful of both religions to oppose secularizing trends in society and to provide help for the poor.

The commission—co-chaired by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, and Hamid bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie, the president of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue—also condemned the continuing bloodshed in Syria and issued a call for international leaders to “do everything possible” under international law to stop the fighting.

In its statement, the joint commission affirmed: “that Christianity and Islam affirm the inseparability and complementarity between the material and the spiritual domains and that our responsibility as believers is to reconcile these dimensions of life; that many people today suffer from the loss of spiritual and religious roots, a phenomenon that weakens both the inner and moral dimensions of individuals and societies; and that the world today is facing many kinds of crises.”

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!

Progress toward our March expenses ($33,009 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,991.25
94% 6%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Don’t touch that Smile! Helping CatholicCulture.org by shopping on Amazon. 4 hours ago
Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1
Ad Imaginem Dei: a gem of a blog on Christian art February 28
The Complexities of Persecution February 27
Ukraine: A great lesson in thinking like a Catholic. February 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5