Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Muslims, Christians can tackle conflicts together, says WCC head

Ecumenical News International News Highlights
11 October 2010

Muslims, Christians can tackle conflicts together, says WCC head

Geneva (ENI). Muslim and Christian leaders need to set up permanent
structures of relating to each other to head off potential conflicts in a
world where religion is often seen as having a divisive role, the head of
the World Council of Churches has said. "The role of religion in emerging
geo-political contexts is rapidly changing," WCC general secretary the Rev.
Olav Fykse Tveit said in a speech to a meeting in Albania of the WCC's
Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. "While religion often
plays a commendable role as a force for promoting justice, peace and
reconciliation, in the 21st century its role has been much more divisive,"
said Tveit, a Norwegian theologian who took up his WCC post in January. [525
words, ENI-10-0686]

ENI Online - www.eni.ch

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