30 Nov '14, 7am

"@talk2wr: Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey and a new chapter in relations between Islam and Christendom

The visit by Pope Francis to Turkey gives new meaning to religious tolerance and understanding between Christendom and Islam and heralds a new chapter in relations between the two great civilizations. In a radical departure from the conventional papal posture, Pope Francis prefers to relate rather than pontificate and that has made all the difference. To begin with, he goes to Turkey not to preach but to reach out, very much in the tradition of Christ, with humility and peace to the Muslim world as signified by Turkey, having already made his rounds to Jordan and Palestine. Even more significantly, he has led by example in being the first pontiff to eschew the stereotypical association of Islam with extremism and violence, no doubt one of the glaring features of Islamophobia particularly in the West that is spreading at an even faster pace than the tentacles of the reviled...

Full article: http://anwaribrahimblog.com/2014/11/30/pope-francis-visit...

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