Monday, February 21, 2011

Rel. Leaders in Denmark Unite Against Violence; Christians, Jews, Muslims Prosper Side by Side

The Copenhagen Post website reports today (February 21, 2011) that Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Denmark have united to fight against religious hate crimes.

An increase in religiously motivated violence has led to the three main religious communities in Denmark to join forces to encourage mutual respect and tolerance.

"Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all have common roots," said Rev. Peter Skov-Jacobsen, the bishop of Copenhagen. "And when the root is the same, it must be possible for them to live and prosper side by side."

On March 21, the Copenhagen City Council will schedule a campaign against religious harassment in connection with the United Nations anti-racism day.

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