EU Officials Meet With Religious Leaders to Discuss Dialogue

October 30, 2003


On October 30, 2003 posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders met with top European officials [in Rome] to explore how inter-religious dialogue can help combat terrorism and tensions over immigration while promoting peace. The one-day gathering came as Italy, France, Germany and other Western European nations have been grappling with the impact on their societies of waves of immigrants of different religions and races. 'Jews, Christians and Muslims have for millennia intertwined their histories in the Mediterranean area,' Italy's interior minister, Giuseppe Pisanu, said in opening remarks. 'It is necessary that they move on on the path of the fruitful coexistence of cultures ... so that religious diversity becomes a common wealth,' he added."