UK Archbishop to meet Muslim leaders

His letter was responding to one from Muslim religious figures who wrote to 27 Christian leaders expressing a desire to discuss "the primacy of total love and devotion to God" in an attempt to reach a mutual appreciation of the two different religions.

UK Archbishop to meet Muslim leaders
The spiritual leader of the Anglican church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss elements of Christianity which he admits may be "offensive" to followers of Islam, Kuwaiti news agency reported on Wednesday.

In a letter to Muslim religious leaders and scholars, Dr Rowan Williams invited a group of Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars to a conference in October, the agency said.

The open letter, published in London, expresses Dr Williams' belief that the meeting will initiate an understanding between the two faiths but cannot conclude an agreed and shared understanding of God, the report added.

This, he wrote, "would fail to acknowledge the reality of the differences that exist and that have been the cause of deep and, at times in the past, even violent division." Dr Williams also said that Christian belief in the Trinity, which states that God comprises the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is "difficult, sometimes offensive, to Muslims."

His letter was responding to one from Muslim religious figures who wrote to 27 Christian leaders expressing a desire to discuss "the primacy of total love and devotion to God" in an attempt to reach a mutual appreciation of the two different religions.

Dr Williams said that some parts of the Islamic law, Sharia, would unavoidably be adopted in the UK.


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