The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has offered his greetings, solidarity and a message of peace to the Muslim leaders of the world as they end the month of Ramadan.
In the letter, Tveit also said the WCC and its member churches around the world reject and firmly condemn acts that might cause violence between Muslim and Christian communities, such as the reported plans of a small church in Florida, United States, to burn the Quran.
“Religious leaders have a unique role and the moral responsibility to work towards reconciliation and healing within their own communities and between communities. We are encouraged therefore, by the interfaith solidarity expressed by the churches, religious communities and leaders in the United States, including in the State of Florida,” the letter said.
Full text of the letter
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