October 14, 2007

A Common Word between Us and You

Time notes that 'Muslim Leaders Send Peace Message':

'It is time that Muslims and Christians recognized just how similar they are — the fate of the world depends on it. That's the message being sent out today by 138 Muslim leaders and scholars in an open letter to their Christian counterparts saying that world peace hinges on greater understanding between the two faiths.
The letter ends with a quote from the Koran — "Vie one with another in good works ... Unto God ye will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein ye differ" — before making a final plea for peace: "So let our differences not cause hatred and strife between us. Let us vie with each other only in righteousness and good works." Surely that's a sentiment people of all faiths can share.'

There's more, including comments and church responses, at A Common Word.

Update: in case we are uncertain, Glenn Greenwald notes George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address and The Beltway Establishment's contempt for the rule of law while Frank Rich considers The ‘Good Germans’ Among Us.

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