A new document that aims to forge closer community links between Christians and Muslims living here has been endorsed by the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Cork.
Bishop John Buckley, Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross, and Bishop
Paul Colton, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, have
jointly endorsed the new publication, A Journey Together, launched last
In a statement they said: “This resource, especially with its firm focus
on the ordinary everyday interaction between Muslims and Christians is a
welcome contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding, respect
and co-operation between Muslims and Christians here.”
About 4,000 Muslims live in the Cork area, and have become part of the community across the city.
Over the past two years, a project overseen by a steering group
consisting of Muslims and Christians has been working to develop links.
The project was co-financed by Cois Tine, a programme run by the Society
of African Missions, and the European Commission under the European