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A reminder that most Christians and Muslims live together in peace

A reminder that most Christians and Muslims live together in peace

Despite headlines about extremist atrocities, many Christians and Muslims worldwide live peacefully as neighbors.

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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.”

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JC Fisher

I think, with gratitude, of the young (18 and 19) Yemeni-American brothers (friends of a friend) who 5 years ago helped me move. Slight of stature, they nonetheless lifted (up into an 18 wheeler truck!) enormous amounts of weight. They would not accept any payment, but let me take them to our smalltown pizza joint (a cheeseburger pizza was estimated to be halal enough!).

In the years since (w/ their family and country-of-family origin difficulties), I’ve prayed they’re OK…

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