Joint Catholic-Muslim Statements

Statements on The Nature of God and Faith and Culture-National Dialogue

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There is only One God, and Muslims and Christians believe in One God, and claim to worship One God. Participants in the 2013 Muslim-Christian dialogue of the United States emphatically state that Christians and Muslims worship the One Unique God, Who is Pre-existing, Self-existent, Self -sufficient, Everlasting, and Incomparable, which all express His Essence.

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Summary Statement on Religious Freedom, Dokuz Eylul University / University of St. Thomas Workshop

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Pope Benedict XVI has written, "Religious freedom expresses what is unique about the human person, for it allows us to direct our personal and social life to God, in whose light the identity, meaning, and purpose of the person are fully understood."

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Statement of Agreement between Muslims and Christians on Human Rights and Violence

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We agree with article 18 of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

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Catholics and Muslims Against Manipulation of Religion

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The annual meeting of the Joint Committee for Dialogue of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and the Permanent Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue among the Monotheistic Religions, was held in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on 23 and 24 February.

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Statement of Concern and Common Understanding

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After two days of dialogue and discussion of Catholic and Islamic teachings, we as an interfaith gathering of scholars and students found solid common ground and joint concerns for the welfare of humanity as follows:

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Final Declaration of Catholic-Muslim Forum

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The final declaration of participants in the First Seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum, which took place in Rome from 4 to 6 November 2008 on the theme: "Love of God, Love of Neighbour." Each of the two sides in the meeting was represented by 24 participants and five advisers who discussed the two great themes of "Theological and Spiritual Foundations" and "Human Dignity and Mutual Respect." Points of "similarity and of diversity emerged, reflecting the distinctive specific genius of the two religions."

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