A Christian Response to ‘Common Word Between Us And You’

 

A group of Christians have responded to the previous overtures by Muslim Scholars and Leaders for peace and understanding. “Virgomusic” of Street Prophets reports that a group of Christians purchased a full page ad in response. The encouraging response can be read here. I have exerpted some of it here:

As members of the worldwide Christian community, we were deeply encouraged and challenged by the recent historic open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals from around the world. A Common Word Between Us and You identifies some core common ground between Christianity and Islam which lies at the heart of our respective faiths as well as at the heart of the most ancient Abrahamic faith, Judaism. Jesus Christ’s call to love God and neighbor was rooted in the divine revelation to the people of Israel embodied in the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18). We receive the open letter as a Muslim hand of conviviality and cooperation extended to Christians world-wide. In this response we extend our own Christian hand in return, so that together with all other human beings we may live in peace and justice as we seek to love God and our neighbors.

Please read it all

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