Catholic and Muslim leaders vow to work together

Reuters reports that Catholic and Muslim leaders vowed last week to jointly combat violence committed in God’s name, to defend religious freedom and to foster equal rights for minority faith groups.

After three days of meetings, the 58 scholars and leaders — 29 from each faith — issued a joint declaration that also appealed for respect for religious figures and symbols.

The joint manifesto, A Common Word, called for dialogue based on shared principles of love of God and neighbor.

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