Beirut: CCSM takes part in conference on Christian-Islamic dialogue

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Beirut: CCSM takes part in conference on Christian-Islamic dialogue

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, represented by its director Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader, is taking part in a conference convening in Beirut titled, "The Role of the Christian-Islamic Dialogue in Building Confidence and Civil Peace".

The first day of the conference, which opened on Thursday September 19, included field visits to sites where the Lebanese civil war took place and which witnessed reconciliation at a later time with bridges of cooperation extended.

The conference is organized by the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue, whose director is Pastor Dr. Riyad Jarjour, in cooperation with Danmission.

Danmission is an independent organization rooted in the Danish National Church (Folkekirken). Danmission's focus is on poverty reduction, religious dialogue and church development in 12 countries of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as in Denmark. Danmission is the largest and oldest mission organization in Denmark – with a history going back to 1821.

On the other hand, the CCSM which was launched on February 8, 2012 aims at introducing enlightenment in the public opinion, shedding light on the concept of faith, promoting Christian unity in Jordan and worldwide, consolidating the Christian presence in the Middle through the Latin Patriarchate organizations and the churches in general, as well as reinforcing good citizenship based on equality, rights and duties.

The CCSM also strives to strengthen inter-religious dialogue, establish relations with easterners who live the Diaspora, promote religion in the service of peace, and encourage pilgrimage to Jordan being part of the Holy Land.

The CCSM has served as a regional oasis that disseminates love and understanding among the various components of the Jordanian society. Furthermore, the CCSM holds seminars with respective local associations, and takes part in various regional and international conferences that aim at entrenching peace, solidarity and cooperation.

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 13:48
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