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Paris’ Episcopal cathedral hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

Paris’ Episcopal cathedral hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue

The headline is from ACNS. The report is from ENS:

A few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on Nov. 17 for an evening of discussions about peacemaking efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world.

The event was hosted by the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican/Episcopal) in Paris, and led by a panel of Muslim theologians who are members of the World Union of Experts of Islam for Peace and Against Violence. Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders also attended the gathering.

The evening was held at the initiative of Jean Maher, president of the Franco-Egyptian Association for Human Rights, at the invitation of Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.

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Photo credit: ENS by Jere Skipper

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Jonathan Coffey

I give thanks for the willingness of the American Cathedral in Paris to offer its site for the purpose of enkindling mutual understanding and compassion during a moment that enkindles many other emotions and actions as well(!)

Brewster Bird

Grateful for the attempt. It should not matter that the Episcopal Church- or the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA. or the international Anglican Communion hosted the event-it may not answer too many questions, yet it is an effort none-the-less. I am not to judge its effectiveness.. Opening doors and standing by them to open doors is what Jesus asks us to do..

Prof Christopher Seitz

The Anglican churches in Paris and environs are St George’s, St Michael’s, St Mark’s (Versailles), St Luke’s (Fontainebleau), and the parish in Chantilly.

The Cathedral referred to here is in TEC’s convocation.

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