Better together: Christians and Muslims plan conference to address terrorism and the path forward
Grand Mufti Abdul-Latif Derian announced the planned conference Monday. (AFP/File)
A Christian-Muslim conference will be held in Al-Azhar Al-Sharif University in Cairo in December to address terrorism, Grand Mufti of Lebanon Abdul-Latif Derian said Monday.
He did not give an exact date for the meeting, but said it would take place at the beginning of December.
Derian said the conference will address Christian-Muslim relations in Lebanon and the Middle East as well as terrorism and ways to confront it.
His remarks came following a meeting with Elias Aoun, the head of Lebanon's Journalists Union.
Derian stood firm on his position that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.
“Islam,” he stressed, “is very far from terrorism. Islam is a religion of moderation and tolerance, love and kindness among all the worshipers of God.”
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