A Critique of ‘A Common Word between Us and You’

On October 13, 2007, 138 Muslim leaders signed an open letter addressed to Pope Benedict XVI and 26 other named heads of Christian denominations that was titled "A Common Word between Us and You."

One response entitled "Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to a Common Word Between Us and You" was initiated by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and was signed by more than 300 so-called "Christian leaders" - including many evangelical academics, pastors and parachurch ministry leaders.

Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of The Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity and The Barnabus Fund, believes we should be deeply skeptical of the open letter and is concerned about the semi-official "Christian response."


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