Paris’ Episcopal cathedral hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue
Few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on 17 November for an evening of discussions about peace-making efforts and the role of religion in education, promoting dialogue and bringing an end to violence around the world.
The event was hosted by the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican/Episcopal) in Paris, and led by a panel of Muslim theologians who are members of the World Union of Experts of Islam for Peace and Against Violence. Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders also attended the gathering.
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The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris has left the world reeling. Once again, religion is at the crux of a tragedy that has threatened to tear the global community apart.
But in Bethesda, Maryland, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders stood together over the weekend to share a message of solidarity. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church hosted an interfaith service on Sunday joined by members of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and the Islamic Community Center of Potomac.
This year’s Interfaith Week has attracted people from across the country to Preston to celebrate different faiths.
Organisers say representatives of different beliefs gathered in the city for a series of events, designed to raise understanding and build relationships.
From trails and workshops to debates and concerts, leaders say they are pleased with the week’s success.
The week began with a voice of women in faith event on Sunday, and also included a chaplaincy event and two faith trails.