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4. Harold Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School
Attridge was key to the "Common Word Between Us and You" project in 2007, a groundbreaking initiative between Muslim leaders overseas and Christian leaders in the U.S. to discuss points of theological unity between Islam and Christianity. And Yale has a leading interfaith program involving students with a range of theological and religious views.
"We need to begin by recognizing that it was not the whole Muslim world that crashed into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. It was a small fanatical group within Islam, and I think we need to stop demonizing the whole of the Islamic world because of the actions of Islamic radicals. I hope this project will go forward."
"Not all Christians should be judged by the actions [of the man in Florida who organized the Koran burnings], the same way we should not judge all Muslims by the actions of the Islamic terrorists."