Tolerance and amity

Source: Jordan Times

His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with heads of the Orthodox churches in the Middle East is a reminder to the international community and the Arab countries that Muslims and Christians in the region, and indeed elsewhere in the world, of the need for peaceful religious accommodation and for constructive and collaborative relations.

The King proudly referred to the deep-rooted harmony and coexistence among Jordanians of all faiths, as a “distinguished” model for other countries to follow.

Indeed, Jordan can be more than proud of the amicable relations enjoyed by Muslims and Christians. Muslims view Christians as “People of the Book”. They are an integral part of the three monotheistic faiths to which Islam belongs.

Jordan has always been concerned about the fate of Christians in other parts of the region, where they may have been persecuted by misguided zealots.

Assuming even more urgency is the situation of Palestinian Christians in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the occupied Palestinian territories. READ MORE ON JORDAN TIMES

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