The ongoing tensions in the Middle East and in some African countries have an effect almost all over the world. ISIS threatens Christians, members of other religions and Muslims who don’t want to submit to their terror regime. The fascination that some young people even outside the Middle East have for this group is disturbing; some leave everything behind to fight with them or to attack in their home countries. ISIS is not an expression of Islam. Is there some way we can respond? Diplomatic strategies leave little hope, but faith communities offer another approach: another “extremism,” in working for peace and dialogue.
Meeting people of other religions personally helps you understand their cultures and traditionsand is the best remedy against prejudices. Here are three examples of how to dial up the interreligious dialogue in everyday life.
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