law has consistently condemned terrorism and extremism in
all forms and under all circumstances, and we reiterate this
unequivocal position. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism
and the use of violence against innocent lives.
This statement is declares that domestic violence
has no room in Islam what so ever. First of all, it should
be clear that the institution of the family in Islam is based
on mutual respect, affection, mercy and love. Any form of
physical or emotional abuse is prohibited. A husband is not
allowed to physically or emotionally harm his wife, and the
wife is not allowed to abuse her husband.
With ongoing violence sapping the spirits of Israelis
and Palestinians, and with the Iraq war generating shock
waves throughout the Middle East, we call on our fellow
Jews and Muslims to join forces with concerned
Christians to transcend this cycle of death and
destruction. Jews and Muslims should be spiritual
allies, not adversaries...
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
Perspectives on Mission
and Partnership ___________________________________
Wednesday, June 16 5:00p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 17 9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center Salons D, E, & F
GLF 2010 will feature an honest conversation between Muslims and Evangelicals about their shared values and unique perspectives on mission and partnership. The forum seeks to equip participants with a practical understanding of each faith tradition. It will feature four sessions.
The first session will explore concepts of faith and identity in each tradition, allowing panelists an opportunity to define themselves and describe how their respective identities determine how they live out their faiths. The second features a comparison of the Evangelical and Muslim understandings of mission and dawa, with special consideration for the contrasting beliefs on the meaning of “pluralism” when engaging in evangelizing and proselytizing. The third session will discuss practical approaches for Evangelicals and Muslims to partner with one another, offering real world examples for how to work together despite deep theological differences. In the fourth and final session, we will explore how Muslims and Christians can serve as partners towards reconciliation and conflict transformation.
In the end, we hope this conference will offer participants new perspectives about the potential for Muslim and Christian partnership, and will equip listeners of different faiths with practical tools for engaging in meaningful alliances with one another.
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