Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 4, The Social Dimension of Evangelization

“In order to sustain dialogue with Islam, suitable training is essential for all involved, not only so that they can be solidly and joyfully grounded in their own identity, but so that they can also acknowledge the values of others, appreciate the concerns underlying their demands, and shed light on shared beliefs. We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries in the same way that we hope and ask to be received and respected in countries of Islamic tradition. I ask and humbly entreat those countries to grant Christians freedom to worship and practice their faith, in light of the freedom which follows of Islam enjoy in western countries. Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

 

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Categories News | Tags: | Posted on May 17, 2018