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: 129). The emphasis on common concerns, however, is also consistently balanced by statements at conferences and in documents that underline differences between the two religious traditions. Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations , for example, highlights Islam’s belief in “God’s One-ness” as a central

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: 129). The emphasis on common concerns, however, is also consistently balanced by statements at conferences and in documents that underline differences between the two religious traditions. Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations , for example, highlights Islam’s belief in “God’s One-ness” as a central

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majority countries. He explicitly mentions as “fundamental” the right to change one’s belief. Prior to these considerations, Nazir-Ali has presented a reading of acw in explicit contrast to those who find in it primarily a call to peace and justice: “Whilst the media and some church leaders have been

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majority countries. He explicitly mentions as “fundamental” the right to change one’s belief. Prior to these considerations, Nazir-Ali has presented a reading of acw in explicit contrast to those who find in it primarily a call to peace and justice: “Whilst the media and some church leaders have been

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justice and freedom of religion are a crucial part” ( acw : 14). In both texts a quote from Q 2:256 is linked to a reference to Al-Tabari. In the section “What is ‘Holy War’” the letter explains that “[r]eligious belief alone does not make anyone the object of attack. The original Muslim community was

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justice and freedom of religion are a crucial part” ( acw : 14). In both texts a quote from Q 2:256 is linked to a reference to Al-Tabari. In the section “What is ‘Holy War’” the letter explains that “[r]eligious belief alone does not make anyone the object of attack. The original Muslim community was

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commonality of belief as a basis for mutual respect and joint action for justice and peace. The documents therefore were truly political, meant to get good things done within the constraints of the important differences remaining between the parties. stackhouse 2007, emphasis added He concludes his blog

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commonality of belief as a basis for mutual respect and joint action for justice and peace. The documents therefore were truly political, meant to get good things done within the constraints of the important differences remaining between the parties. stackhouse 2007, emphasis added He concludes his blog

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point raised earlier by “a Christian college student of Arab descent in Holland”: “A large number of Christians suffer from all kinds of pressure in Muslim countries because of their religious beliefs. If Muslim’s [sic] religious leaders truly want peace in the world, why don’t Muslim countries give

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common beliefs, and an appeal to work together for justice and peace in the world” ( Madigan 2008 : 2). The authors of acw show the value of finding a common theological basis, he says: “They quite rightly refuse to accept the idea, all too often expressed even by members of the Roman Curia, that