Archbishop Hosts Opening of Christian-Muslim Forum

January 21, 2006

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


On January 21, 2006 the Islamic Republic News Agency reported, "The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is to host the inaugural meeting and formal launch of the Christian Muslim Forum next Tuesday, his office at Lambeth Palace in London has announced. The spiritual leader of the Church of England is to address the first meeting of the new interfaith group, which brings a wide range of Christians and Muslims involved in community life together with specialist members. The Archbishop said that as the founding patron, he was delighted that the hard work that has been put into this project by so many people has achieved so much. 'Christians and Muslims have learnt a great deal over the past ten years about working together,' he said in a statement obtained by IRNA. 'I very much hope that the Christian Muslim Forum will provide an opportunity for the members and consultants from both communities to explore together their common and different perspectives on issues affecting us all,' the Anglican leader said. The Forum, which is the result of a Listening Initiative first proposed in 1997, is supported by scholar consultants drawn from academic life.