ASIA/PAKISTAN - A Dominican at the White House to talk about interfaith dialogue and peace

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 dialogue   peace   islam   christianity  

Washington (Agenzia Fides) - Bringing a testimony of interfaith dialogue as a path to peace: is this intent of Pakistani Dominican Fr. James Channan OP, director of "Peace Center" in Lahore, who is participating in the international conference on the themes of dialogue and relations between religions called "Interfaith and Community Service Challenge" held in Washington, from September 20 to 23, and will take place: at the White House, at Georgetown University and Gallaudet University.
As Fides learns, the conference, sponsored by the US President Barak Obama in person, is being attended by more than 60 scholars and religious leaders from 31 countries and 5 continents to share their experiences and skills in the field of interfaith dialogue and peace building. "We must learn from each other in order to make this world more peaceful and harmonious", explains Fr. Channan to Fides. The delegates present are people committed to promoting interfaith cooperation in universities, schools, training centers, seminars and associations. Some of the sessions are held at the White House, in the presence of leaders of departments and government offices.
Fr. Channan notes: "I am honored to be here. I will have the chance to talk about the activities and the dialogic style of Peace Center in Lahore, sharing experiences, success stories and challenges.
I will have the chance to learn a lot from this meeting and be of help in the apostolate Islamic-Christian dialogue in Pakistan", he concludes. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 21/09/2016)