Promoting peace in the face of violence in the name of religion

By: Cardinal Peter Turkson; Rabbi Rasson Arussi
On: 30 Nov, 2016

Bilateral Commission Meeting of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews,  “Promoting peace in the face of violence in the name of religion”
 

“The theme of the 14th meeting of the bilateral commission was titled “Promoting peace in the face of violence in the name of religion”. Acknowledgement was made of the tragic sins of past violence that have been perpetrated in the name of religion, and the terrible blasphemous abuse of religion in our current times that desecrates human life, and denying human liberty and difference, and posing critical challenges for our respective traditions.”

“In the face of the current human challenges and tragedies, the importance of religious leaders serving as an example of tolerance and respect was highlighted. Furthermore, the participants pledged to do their utmost to persuade their respective leadership to act in a most tolerant and humane manner towards the “other” and the vulnerable.”