Christians and Muslims engage in dialogue at a WCC meeting

Christians and Muslims engage in dialogue at a WCC meeting

After a four year interval the World Council of Council (WCC) and the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) in Tehran, Iran, have recommenced their meetings for bi-lateral dialogue.

At the latest meeting, held at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, September 16-18, the Christian and Muslim participants encouraged “inter-religious dialogue in all sectors of society with the aim of involving all in ensuring justice, equality, non-violence, welfare, friendship and compassion in society.”

The meeting in Bossey was the sixth in the series of meetings which began in 1995.

It brought together for discussions five Muslim representatives of the CID and seven Christians representing different WCC member churches.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, participants stressed that “dialogue is the best means of overcoming misunderstandings and fostering mutual appreciation and peaceful coexistence between the adherents of different religions in today’s multicultural world.”

Read full text of the communiqué

WCC program for interreligious dialogue and cooperation

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