Interfaith Cooperation in Jordan
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 175 , Segment 1
Episode: Interfaith Cooperation, Finances of College Athletics, Elephants
- Nov 9, 2015 10:00 pm
- 11:42 mins
Guests: Dr. Yahya Al-Btoush, Grand Mufti, Jordanian Armed Forces; Father Nabil Haddad, Founder and Director, Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center Religious beliefs can unify or divide. They are at the heart of so much conflict and misunderstanding around the world. They are also the source of great humanitarian efforts. Father Nabil Haddad, an Arab-Christian and dean of Saints Peter and Paul Old Cathedral in Amman and Dr. Yahya Al-Btoush, one of the top Muslim leaders in Jordan as Grand Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces visit BYUradio to talk about efforts in their country to promote interfaith cooperation and understanding between Muslims and those of other faiths. The vast majority of Jordanians are Muslim, but there are Christians, too. They have long history in the country. Back in 2004, the King of Jordan launched a project called, “The Amman Message” to formalize interfaith cooperation – and also to clarify the true nature of Islam. Several hundred Islamic scholars back the Amman Message, which is an attempt to convince Muslims and non-Muslims alike that Islam is a religion of peace – not war – and that terror groups claiming to act in the name of Islam are not adhering to the religion’s tenets.