For background information about the meetings, see this Reuters article of 11/06/08.
The statement includes an enumerated list of fifteen points which present a target rich environment In this installment, I'll take on the last two points of agreement.[Links & emphasis added.]
We have agreed to explore the possibility of establishing a permanent Catholic-Muslim committee to coordinate responses to conflicts and other emergency situations and of organizing a second seminar in a Muslim-majority country yet to be determined.Taken at face value, points fourteen & fifteen mean that the participants accept the concept continuing 'dialogue'. How do the conferees hope to respond to "conflicts" and "emergency situations" such as the genocide in Darfur and the repression of Copts in Egypt? How do they hope to respond to and have any beneficial effect on the scenes of terror attacks such as Mumbai?
We look forward to the second Seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum to be convened in approximately two years in a Muslim-majority country yet to be determined.
Will they discuss the divinity, death & resurrection of Jesus? Will they discuss the hadith predicting his return to kill the remaining Jews? Fat chance, just as they will enter detailed discussions of Jihad, genocide & casting terror.
Previous posts in this series:
- Instruments of Love and Harmony
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #2
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #3
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #4
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #5
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #6
- Instruments of Love & Harmony #7
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #8
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #9
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #10
- Instruments of Love and Harmony #11
Click this link for A Common Word between Us and You, which precipitated the recent meetings. [Note the Events section, a recent addition to the page]. A Common Word's home page includes a summary, the missive, media reports, blog posts and various responses from Christian & Jewish leaders. Click this link: Islamic Extortion Letter for my original dissection of the missive or this link: Go Burn With Muhammad, a blog devoted to dissecting the missive and reactions to it.