Equal participation and shared responsibility in society are at the basis of a peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, participants at an inter-religious symposium in Tehran, Iran, declared last week.
A 'human chain for peace' is being organised by Catholics in Mumbai tomorrow, following the recent terrorist attacks. 'Join hands for unity' is the slogan being used by the association Bombay Catholic Sabha, which is formed by the majority of the Catholic laity in the city.
Words of encouragement from local, regional and international church leaders, who want Christians to remain in Iraq, have not been able to stem a tide of Iraqi refugees from leaving their country in the face of violence.
The Iraqi parliament has voted to accept a deal on the future withdrawal of US troops from the country after negotiations with the White House, the State Department and a variety of interests and voices within the country.