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Muslims and Jews claim more "Jesus talk" needed

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posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 07:35 PM
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Monday, February 5th, world leading scholars in Islam and Judaism held a conference in Washington over the important role of Jesus in all three Abrahamic faiths. Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, known as "the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam," and Rabbi Marc Gopin attended the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities 31st Annual Presidents conference. Ahmed states that mankind can look towards Jesus as the "symbol for kindness and compassion," that all people can learn from, explaining further, "[...] to Christians, Jesus represents the son of God; for Muslims, he is a great prophetic figure; and for Jews, he is a rabbi."
 



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WASHINGTON - World renowned scholars representing Islam, Judaism and Christianity emphasized the need for more Jesus talk and Jesus action in conflict resolutions, noting that the world cannot afford a war between Christians and Muslims - who together make up half the world’s population.

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, whom BBC considers “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam,” and Rabbi Marc Gopin, a leading Jewish conflict resolution expert, joined Calvin College president Dr. Gaylen Byker to discuss the role of religion in globalization and religious pluralism at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities 31st Annual Presidents Conference.

The scholars agreed that most interfaith dialogue is a waste of time because they don’t discuss the deeper issue of turning hate into love.


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There tends to be large misunderstand of the role of Jesus in Islam, by many Christians, with some not even knowing he is a prophet of Islam as well. This conference proves very well that all three faiths can learn from one another and unite in a peaceful manner.




posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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One world religion? This seems like that. Maybe if all religion could kill their own extremists... Anyway, why wouldn't everyone be able to have their own religions? IMO, religions are BS, philosophy is better.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 08:32 PM
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I don't think there would be any form of grouping world religions into one. That would prove very difficult regarding the different practices followed by each religion. However, I do believe that all faiths can exist in one community in peace. The indifferences between all the faiths would hold as an excuse to teach others about the customs, and help educate and negate any misunderstandings and ignorance.

[edit on 7-2-2007 by DJMessiah]



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by DJMessiah
There tends to be large misunderstand of the role of Jesus in Islam, by many Christians, with some not even knowing he is a prophet of Islam as well. This conference proves very well that all three faiths can learn from one another and unite in a peaceful manner.


By who? What Christians are you refering to? Many are well aware that Christ is considered a prophet in islam. There is room for dialogue, if the muslims wont suicide bomb a conference willing to discuss it.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
By who? What Christians are you refering to?


There are many who do not know about this. I'm not sure if you're asking me to name names or what, but they do exist. You would be surprised how many times I'm having a discussion with a priest and they are surprised by Islam's view of Jesus, when I bring it up.


Many are well aware that Christ is considered a prophet in islam.


I'm sure many are, but I would doubt that the majority know. Who do they turn to to teach them about Islam, other than their pastors? Would you honestly expect the pastors to give them a correct view on Islam?


There is room for dialogue, if the muslims wont suicide bomb a conference willing to discuss it.


Let's hope that no Christian extremist finds out that there are gays and pro-choice people there, cause we wouldn't the Christian extremists burning the place down too.


[edit on 7-2-2007 by DJMessiah]



posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 05:04 AM
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In the first days of the Gulf war (the illegal one) fierce fighting was reported at a town refered to as the birthplace of the prophet Ibrahim!

Why didn't they say Abraham, because it is the same person in question?

Because it's about allienation, ignorance and cover-up of facts.

If people knew half the Christian faith is shared with Islam as it is with Judanism much would be lost in the war of fear.

Ignorance has always been a powerful weapon in such war, so don't tell them we share all of the Old Testament with the Muslims. God help it, but we might start talking to them.

And yes, the priests are often the most stupid, brainwashed.

A la Vitchilo I'd like to say, religions are for dogs (I love dogs, don't get me wrong), who need someone to tell them what to do, how to behave, philosophy is for humans.




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