Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The Catholic-Ulama Council of the Philippines believes that a dialogue between Muslims and the non-Muslim residents of Greenhills would settle the row, which is raising fears of sectarian tension in the predominantly Christian suburb."