Islamic Scholars Arrive in Rome for Landmark Muslim-Catholic Talks
A team of Muslim scholars arrived in Rome Monday ahead of a landmark meeting with top Catholic officials.
The Muslim scholars, who will meet Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican officials for a series of talks starting Tuesday, hope the Nov. 4-6 meeting will help defuse ongoing tensions between Islam and Christianity.
"It is clear that the time has come to open debate on the common theological underpinnings and the shared foundations of the two religions," wrote Professor Tariq Ramadan, president of the European Muslim Network (EMN), in a commentary appearing in the U.K.-based Guardian. Ramadan is part of the delegation of Muslim scholars taking part in the first round of interfaith talks with the Vatican....
Lance, GG, -where are you? How do you explain and defend this? The one true 'church' unites itself with Allah? "I am the Lord thy God, thou shall have NO OTHER GODS before Me". How do you explain the so-called true church of Christ breaking the laws of God and climbing into bed with a false god? The theme, 'Love God and love thy neighbor' omits this, there is only ONE true God, and the only way to Him is through His Son, Jesus Christ.
I think Ingrid over at sliceoflaodicea sums it up best in saying, 'With George Bush at the U.N. to encourage inter-religious cooperation on an unprecedented scale to solve world problems, and with the bishop of Rome working to solve the little differences between Muslims and Catholics, we're just a few short steps from that one-world religion Barack Obama will need to implement his political/spiritual program for the world. Mysticism in each tradition will tie it all together. You were warned'. Ingrid Schlueter