Div School Dean Signs Letter from Christians

October 22, 2007


Source: The Harvard Crimson


In reply to an unprecedented statement from Muslim clerics and scholars about the common ground between Christianity and Islam, Christian intellectuals, including nine Harvard professors, issued a letter this month responding to what many of them saw as a deeply significant gesture from the Muslim community.

With 138 Muslim signatories, the September letter, “A Common Word Between Us and You,” outlines the shared belief of the love of God and the neighbor between the two faiths, and discusses the need for peace between the two religions.

It draws comparisons between the Koran and the New Testament, emphasizing that common commandments supersede interfaith conflict. The letter was signed by leaders from all denominations of Islam.