Conference Focuses on Peace and Dialogue Between Christians, Jews, Muslims

July 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Communion News Service

On July 28, 2004 the Anglican Communion News Service reported, "A new 'Children of Abraham Peace Forum' for news, articles and discussions over the Internet has grown out of a large inter-religious conference held 11-13 June at the American Cathedral in Paris. The bi-lingual conference, entitled 'The Children of Abraham and the Art of Peacemaking: Christians, Muslims, and Jews who work together for peace', featured lectures and workshops by internationally-known experts on the traditions of peacemaking in all three religions. Between 700 to 800 Christians, Jews, and Muslims participated in the conference, coming from Israel, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Great Britain, the United States, and France. The objective of the three-day gathering was to bring together Christians, Jews, and Muslims seasoned in inter-religious dialogue, to search together for models and inspiration for those working for peace in situations of religious tension and conflict. The new online forum is the first tangible result of the conference."