Sunday, January 20, 2013

Plan to build links between Cork Muslims and Christians
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 Wednesday night.

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 Integration Fund.

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