October 3, 2013 – World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”. Rhodes 2013

Dr. Aly El-Samman delivers a speech on Sunni-Shia dialogue

The World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” held a plenary session entitled “Sunni-Shia Dialogue” as part of the Rhodes Forum 2013 on the island of Rhodes, Greece. During the meeting, Dr. Aly El-Samman delivered a speech in which he shed light on points of agreement and points of contention between Sunnis and Shiites. He emphasized that the points of agreement are more numerous, as there is full accord on the issues of faith in God, the Qur’an, and Prophet Mohammed, adding that the rest of the points of disagreement are minor issues. Dr. El-Samman also stressed the importance of the role of the leadership of the Sunnis and Shiites in finding common ground for dialogue between the two communities in order to avoid confrontation and violence.

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