- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:50
This article, written by Noam Schimmel, appeared on The Majalla on May 11,2012
In It Together Muslim/Christian Relations: Co-Operation Not Conflict was a talk organized by Friends of BibleLands, an organization which supports the charitable work of Biblelands in the Middle East. It is a Christian organization which runs a range of social service programs in Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Authority-governed areas, and Israel; it has done so for over a century.
BibeLands programs are open to all without discrimination on the basis of religion or ethnicity. They are provided by local Christian communities and organizations in the Middle East to serve vulnerable and disadvantaged populations and the majority of beneficiaries are Muslims.
The Princess spoke of the Constitution of Medina, situating historically successful efforts at coexistence between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. She emphasized that tolerance—in her view—is not enough, and that people must move beyond tolerance of others towards understanding and a sense of shared human dignity.
READ MORE AT The Majalla