Joint Agreement Between Christians and Muslims


To continue to improve the relationship between Christianity and Islam, the prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, and the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, signed a memorandum of understanding on 6 March. The goal is to strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue between the two Faiths. The agreement calls for the formation of a permanent joint committee for Islamic-Christian dialogue between the Muslim Council of Elders and the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, to be co-chaired by both sides and to hold annual meetings for the coordination of joint efforts and initiatives that promote dialogue and coexistence among followers of different religions and cultures around the world.