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Response from World Alliance of Reformed Churches

World Alliance of Reformed Churches’s (WARC) response to “A common word between us and you,” a letter of peace from the Muslim community

15 October 2007

To the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought

Dear friends,

Response to “A Common Word between us and you”.

It is with a sense of appreciation that we received the invitation from you with this title. Your call is very timely and we agree that people of faith have the capacity, and indeed have a responsibility to draw from the resources of our different faith traditions to work together for peace – in a world in which religious sentiments have been wrongly used to foment conflict and war.

We appreciate the passages you referred to in both the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an. The World Alliance of Reformed Churches welcomes this initiative. We do have an interest in furthering a dialogue based on our common commitments to love God and neighbour. In the year 2002, we called an interfaith meeting specifically around the conflicts in parts of Indonesia and have reiterated our commitment to positive interfaith relations for peace and justice in our world at our General Council in Accra, Ghana, in 2004.

We look forward to continuing to work together along these lines.

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Dr Clifton Kirkpatrick, President
Rev. Dr Setri Nyomi, General Secretary

A common word between us and you