Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Remarks of Head of Interfaith Relations Nat’l Council of Churches to ISNA Convention

Dear Friends, As Salaam Alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Please see a link below to the remarks delivered by Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, Head of Interfaith Relations Nat’l Council of Churches at the ISNA convention this past Labor Day weekend

Iftekhar Hussain

Remarks of Head of NCC Interfaith Relations to ISNA Convention

Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana

ISNA Unity Reception – September 2, 2007

My sisters and brothers of faith – greetings of peace, assalamu aleikum.

As I noted earlier in this convention, these are the same words my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ used to greet his disciples shortly after his resurrection – peace be upon you. You didn’t know it, did you? Lots of Christians don’t know it either. Indeed there is much that Christians and Muslims don’t know about each other. Fact is, we have a great deal more in common in our religious traditions than our differences. No, we don’t need to hide our differences. They are real and we must honestly deal with them. But we have more in common...