How can Christians and Muslims overcome the obstacles which stand in the way of mutual understanding and trust?
This was the highly topical question addressed by forty scholars of the two faiths who gathered for a major two-day international seminar at Lambeth Palace in January 2002. Hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the event was supported by the Prime Minister, with the co-operation of Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. All three contribute forewords to this book, which presents the papers read at the seminar and describes the discussions which they stimulated.
Drawing on the insights and expertise of Christians and Muslims from a wide variety of nations and cultures, this book offers a message of hope to all those who seek to build bridges between those who follow the world's two biggest religions.
'Let us approach this encounter daring to believe that God has drawn us together. We are concerned with the living, loving God who brought all things into being, and with the human family living together in justice and peace.'
Dr George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury (1991-2002)