Ecumenism: Dialogue with Mecca

Oblivious to the political troubles of the Middle East (see THE WORLD), a group of Roman Catholics, Moslems and Jews gathered in Paris last week for an amicable discussion of how they might attain common understanding.

"Friendship, comprehension and mutual aid" is the high-minded goal of France's Fraternity of Abraham — quite possibly the world's only interfaith organization that includes Moslems and Jews as equal partners with Christians.

The fraternity is an outgrowth of an interfaith meeting in Paris last spring, organized by Jesuit Theologian Jean Daniélou and Father Michel Hayek of Lebanon, lecturer on Christian-Moslem relations. To their delight, both Moslems...

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