Friday, March 21, 2008

Church leaders to host Muslims at Easter service

Church leaders will gather in Australia on Easter and host Muslims at their service.

While many people in our society are ignorant of many aspects of Islam and the practices of Muslims, many Muslims are also unaware of the practices of non-Muslims,'' Mr Celik said.

"Such activities play a vital role in overcoming prejudice and the stereotypes that all too often characterise the limited understanding that people of diverse faith communities have of one another.''

The Catholic church said the invitation to Muslims was an ongoing hand of friendship.

"We have a deepening friendship with the Muslims and throughout the year there are many occasions we get together including Easter and Christmas,'' spokesman Jim O'Farrell said.

"It's part of our belief in the one God and part of our ongoing friendship.''

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