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« on: May 11, 2011, 06:38:56 am »

Vatican's interfaith summit tests fight against extremism
Mike Gonyea
Next Tuesday will be historic not only because America will elect its first black president or first female vice president, but also because Pope Benedict XVI will convene the most important interfaith conference in recent history.

Responding to his controversial 2006 speech -- in which he seemed to imply that Islam is inherently violent -- 138 Muslim leaders sent an open letter to Benedict and the heads of other Christian denominations that said, in effect, "we need to talk." The Vatican subsequently formed a new Catholic-Muslim Forum. Its first meeting will be held on election day.

Islamica magazine explained the letter's significance: "All eight schools of thought and jurisprudence in Islam are represented by (its) signatories. In this respect, the letter is unique in the history of interfaith relations."

There are countless similarities between Islam and Christianity. There are also important differences. Without a basic understanding of these differences, productive dialogue can't happen, and common solutions to taming extremism will remain elusive.

Both Islam and Christianity hold that God exists within all he has created.

But Islam holds that God is absolutely transcendent. He is so great he exists beyond humanity's capacity to comprehend Him. Christianity holds that God is separate from the universe He created, but man can come to know God, even if imperfectly.

Christian scholars have argued that because the God of Islam is unknowable, and because the Quran contains his literal word, there's no place for reason in the practice of Islam.

Islamic scholars argue that although Muslims don't interact directly with God, they do interpret his perfect word and apply it in their daily lives in different ways.

They point out that there is not a single Islam any more than there is a single Christianity. Most scholars interpret the Quran and the hadith through a historic lens that takes into account the language, culture and the society of the time when it was recorded.

There is a rift within Islam between progressives who believe the Quran must be interpreted in context, and fundamentalists who believe His literal word as conveyed to Mohammad through the Archangel Gabriel in the 7th century cannot be subjected to such analysis. This rift is proving difficult for Muslims to reconcile.

There is more than enough scriptural evidence for the Muslim middle, progressives and fundamentalists alike, to know the Quran extols peaceful behavior, that jihad is essentially a spiritual struggle for the eternal soul and justifiable as a physical war only in self-defense.

But among the fundamentalists resides a small group of extremists who cherry pick the parts of the Quran that support their violent cause and use the concept of God as absolutely transcendent to fend off anyone who might question them.

Next week, a broad cross section of Muslim leaders have the opportunity for the first time to condemn the extremists for using the Islamic belief that God is transcendent to sell a twisted interpretation of the Quran as his unquestionable will.

Benedict has the opportunity to lead members of both faiths to universal agreement on what it means to be faithful to God. This agreement can then serve as a platform for active interfaith cooperation in the fight against religious extremism, a fight that must be won.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081028/OPINION01/810280361
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