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Pope Francis’ run-in with Benedict XVI over the Prophet Mohammed
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In 2005, then Pope Benedict quoted from an obscure medieval text which declared that the Prophet Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, was “evil and inhuman”, enraging the Muslim population and causing attacks on churches throughout the world before an apology was issued.

Response to Hatchet Job on Turkish Scholar, M. Fethullah Gülen
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Why, then, attack Gülen and attempt to portray him as an extremist when one of the cornerstones of Gülen’s Sufi-inspired approach is his teachings about the principle of hoşgörü (i.e, seeing the good in others) and dialogue?

How Christians, Muslims can find peace
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Speaking hours after a terrorist attack killed 21 people in a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would hold an interreligious meeting in October in Assisi, Italy, to discuss with other religious leaders how religion can promote world peace.

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie: Auschwitz and the Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Jewish Americans have generally been more supportive of the Cordoba House project than other Americans. Jews have been denied religious freedom and been the victims of religious discrimination so frequently that their natural sympathies lie with others who now confront these burdens.

N.Y. Archbishop Seeks Compromise on Islamic Center
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Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in New York, said Wednesday that he would gladly help mediate between the proponents and critics of an Islamic center and mosque planned for a site two blocks from ground zero.