Abdullah to convene interfaith conference

Saudi King Abdullah plans to convene a major international conference between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious communities to promote interfaith dialogue, the official Saudi Arabian News Agency reported on Tuesday. "I invite representatives of all the monotheistic religions to meet with their brothers in faith," the king was quoted as saying. "[W]ith Allah's help we will meet our brethren from other religions, including those who believe in the Torah and in the Gospel, in order to find ways to defend humanity." The theme of the expected conference was reported to be "respect among the religions." Senior Muslim leaders have reportedly authorized the idea, which King Abdullah discussed with the Pope when he visited the Vatican a year ago.

Original article: ICEJ News
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