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Call to establish justice

Speakers at a seminar said message
of Islam and Christianity is peace and justice is needed for
establishing peace and harmony in the world.

Catholic Diocesan Dialogue and Social Commission organised the seminar
on “Ground of relationship among Muslims and Christians: Love of one
God and Love to the Neighbours” at Caritas Regional Training Centre on

Bishop of Chittagong Patrick D Rozario inaugurated the seminar.

in his speech said 138 Muslim leaders from 43 countries sent letters to
Pope XVI the Benedict in 2007 on the subject ‘A common word between us
and you’.

“The mission of the letter was to strengthen the
bond of solidarity among the Islamic and Christian religious leaders to
lead the world on the way to peace and harmony,” Patrick said.

Badiur Rahman presented a paper on “Love of one God and Love to the
neighbours in the concept of Islam” while Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka Dr
Theotonius Gomes on “Love of one God and Love to the neighbours in the
concept of Christianity.”

The seminar also discussed about the Catholic Muslim Forum.

total of 64 participants from both the religions including teachers of
different universities, colleges, high schools and some leaders from
different institutions and society took part in the seminar.