Wednesday, August 31, 2011

End of Ramadan celebrations hailed by WCC general secretary

World Council of Churches - News

END OF RAMADAN CELEBRATIONS HAILED BY WCC GENERAL SECRETARY

For immediate release: 31 August 2011

Christian and Muslims, together with leaders of other world religions,
should cooperate in "rallying people to form alliances for peace and
reconciliation with justice," according to the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit,
general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Tveit sent greetings on the occasion of the Islamic festival of Eid al Fitr
(the end of Ramadan) in a letter to heads of Muslim religious communities
throughout the world. Taking note of July's violence in his native Norway
that has brought Christians and Muslims closer, and the momentous events
that continue to unfold in North Africa and the Middle East, Tveit called
for continuing action toward justice and peace.

Read the full text of the WCC general secretary's letter (Link:
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=e33f25e11652d39112bc )

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