Despite headlines about extremist atrocities, many Christians and Muslims worldwide live peacefully as neighbors.
David Thomas is the Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
He was speaking at the launch of the Anglican Communion’s latest edition of Christian-Muslim Digest – the newsletter of the Anglican Communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns (NIFCON).
“Behind the atrocities committed by extremists who say they act in the name of Islam, Christians and Muslims try to live together with respect and cooperation.
“In many places followers of the two faiths succeed in welcoming one another as neighbours and as friends. However, communal life is hampered by insensitive acts on one side or another.”