UNESCO Chair for the Development of Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World held a seminar entitled, “Religion of World Peace and the Future”. We were highly honored by the presence of some of the Christian leaders. We received Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbishop of Washington. Bishop John Bryson Chane, the bishop in the Episcopal Church and was previously the eighth diocesan bishop of Washington, as well as the ex-ambassador William Green Miller, he is an expert and a researcher at Harvard University.
During this seminar, the participants tried to create new ways for discussing and trying to connect between civilizations and religions all around the world and the participants were attempting to develop appropriate plans to fight terrorism.
In this regard, Cardinal McCarrick stated that all religions are coming from the same source, especially Christianity and Islam. He also mentioned that the Islamic religion is the religion of peace and love and that it is really far away from terrorism and this religion calls for goodness in people. Also McCarrick said that Iraq has faced many wars and we have to work together to beat the terrorism and to get back the civilian life to this country.
The Ambassador William Miller, explained that we need to encourage diversity and religious pluralism between societies.