Sabeel Center – Jerusalem held a panel titled “Shared Living in
Light of Challenges Facing the City of Jerusalem Today”. Dr. Geries
S. Khoury and Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway were the panelists who focused on
the importance of education and understanding the other’s dogma.
They pointed out the need to ignore those who claim to speak on
behalf of Islam. In the contrary, these groups tend to demonize the
real Islam which calls for love and respect of the other. Dr. Khoury
stressed the need to change the educational curricula especially in
history, Arabic language and religious education. There is a dire
need to add in this curriculum the role of Christians in the Arab
East, before and after Islam, in building civilization.