Episocopal/Muslim Dialogue Resumes After Controversy Over Robinson's Election

October 7, 2003

Source: Worldwide Faith News


On October 7, 2003 Worldwide Faith News posted an Episcopal News Service article that reported, "Christians and Muslims are back on track discussing the 'heavenly religions,' as the Sunni Muslim leader put it. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams played a key role in reestablishing the dialogue that was disrupted in the wake of the election of Gene Robinson, an openly gay man living in a committed relationship, as bishop of New Hampshire. A letter from him to the Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharif, Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawy, delivered October 4, reassured the Sunni leader that Anglicans were not about to change their theology."