At the invitation of the Parish Priest of the Church of the Lady in
Mi’ilya, Fr. Nadim Mourani, and the Mayor of the Local Council, Mr.
Hatem ‘Arraf, Al-Liqa’ Center’s new publication by Dr. Geries S.
Khoury, Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith of Patriarch
Sophronuis was presented.
At the beginning of the presentation Dr. Geries focused on the
present situation in the Arab countries where killings and
desecrating of holy places are being carried out by terrorists who
claim to represent Islam. This situation totally contradicts the
spirit of tolerance in Islam and which was represented by the unique
relation between the Caliph Omar and Patriarch of Jerusalem
Knowing the “others” is important of understanding the true message
of the other’s religion and holy book. Ignorance is the enemy of
interfaith dialogue. Dr. Geries stressed the danger of
generalization and judging the others. There is a dire need to
understand the other and not to rotate around the self which will
lead us to death.
Dr. Khoury spoke as well on the content of the book and its
A question and an answer session as well as general discussion
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