Christians And Muslims United For Peace And Prosperity

Vatican City, 26 June 2013 (VIS) – The Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee held its 19th meeting in Rome on 18 – 19 June 2013, corresponding to 9 – 10 Shaban 9, 1434. The assembly was presided over—for the Catholic side—by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and—for the Muslim side—by Dr [...]

Fruitful Collaboration between Christians and Muslims

“Many Muslims attribute great importance to the religious dimension of life… At times this is thought provocative in a society that tends to marginalise religion or at most to assign it a place among the individual’s personal choices. The Catholic Church firmly advocates that due recognition be given to the public dimension of religious adherence. [...]

Human and Religious Values Shared by Christians and Muslims

VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies of Amman, Jordan held their second Colloquium in Rome from 18 to 19 May. The meeting was presided over by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the pontifical council, and by Prof. Kamel Abu Jaber, director [...]

US Cardinal Defends Rights of Muslims

“As predominantly Muslim societies wrestle with how to treat religious minorities, let them look to our nation where we work to ensure that their Muslim sisters and brothers are treated with dignity and their religious identity and beliefs are treated with respect. Let them see a people blessed with hard won religious freedom living out [...]

‘Christians, Muslims stood shoulder to shoulder’

A Muslim man holding the Qur’an and a Coptic Christian man holding a cross are carried through demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo during demonstrations last month.ROME – The political changes spreading across North Africa and the Middle East show the people’s desire for democracy and equality, said Christian and Muslim leaders, including several from [...]

Muslims rally against attacks on Christians

[] Muslims have staged a rally in Mangalore to protest against attacks on Christians by Hindu radical groups. “Christians educate children and provide medical care for elders,” said Ali Hassan, convener of the Muslim Central Committee of Mangalore that organized the protest on Feb. 11. “But they are rewarded with continuous attacks on their churches [...]

Cathedral visit bonds Muslims and Catholics

Muslim visitors present Archbishop Nicholas Chia with a calligraphy painting. From left: Jaffar Mah, a Chinese Muslim; Imam Habib Hassan; Archbishop Chia and Sr Theresa Seow.Muslims from Ba’alwie Mosque on Lewis Road visited the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd recently to learn more about Catholicism. One of them shares his group’s experience.‘Sunday, the 14th of [...]

Christians and Sufi Muslims join hands to build peace and harmony

“The terrorists attack the Sufi precisely because they are Muslims who preach peace and dialogue. For this attitude, Sufi Islam is gaining increasing consensus and followers in Pakistan. Also, that shrine in Lahore is a place frequented by many poor people who receive daily support and solidarity. Many go there to pray.” – Francis Mehboob [...]