QATAR said yesterday it was creating a centre to foster better understanding among the world’s major monotheistic religions.
Advisory Council Speaker HE Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Kholeifi announced the setting-up of the centre at the opening of a conference in Doha of scholars and clerics from the three religions — Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
He gave no details about the project.
Discussions at the conference include Islam’s image in the West and Muslim woman and the West.
During last year’s Doha Conference for Inter-Faith Dialogue, 13 rabbis were among the delegates who debated topics such as the controversial publication of cartoons in European newspapers depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which enraged Muslims worldwide. – AFP