Letters: Dec. 18, 2006

Christianity, Islam and the Pope

In anticipation of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey, we explored how the Pontiff's remarks on Islam have made him a lightning rod in conflicts worldwide pitting that faith against the West. Prayers for peace, suggested readers, would be answered only through some soul searching by members of all faiths

It would be better if Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders would seek open dialogue with Muslim clerics rather than confront them with inflammatory debate [Nov. 27]. Christianity and Islam have glorious yet violent pasts; both have lost their way with stubborn claims to exclusive...

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