Women in Christian-Muslim Dialogue Want to Break Down Stereotypes

September 22, 2008

Author: Naveen Qayyum

Source: World Council of Churches


Can women play a strong role in bringing reconciliation and tolerance to the communities in conflict? Can divisions and divides be resolved from a faith-based perspective, when religion often is considered a cause of violence?

These were some of many critical questions addressed in a dialogue process "Moving towards peace through religion" by 25 women of Christian and Muslim faith in a meeting held 4-7 September in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event was a joint initiative of World Council of Churches and Teheran's Institute of Interreligious Dialogue and hosted by the Gothenburg diocese of the Church of Sweden.