Iraq to Host Conference On Religious Tolerance

July 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times,iraq-to-host-conference-on-religious-tolerance.html

Iraq will host a conference on religious tolerance and dialogue in October, a leading Baghdad daily reported Wednesday. Religious leaders of all faiths from around Iraq and the world would gather in Baghdad for a conference on religious dialogue organized by the US Institute for Peace, Baghdad's daily al-Sabbah said.

The daily said the conference would conclude with a final statement and a series of fatwas, or religious opinions from Muslim scholars, prohibiting the killing of any Iraqi, "whether he be Muslim, Christian, or a member of any sect or denomination."