Saudi interfaith forum to include Jews


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah plans to convene an interfaith conference that will include Jews.


The conference will include Muslims, Christians and Jews, according to the Saudi-owned Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.

It would mark the first time that Jews have been included in religious dialogue in Saudi Arabia, according to Ha’aretz.


Abdullah was quoted as saying he discussed the idea of the summit with Pope Benedict during a meeting several months ago.


“I plan, God willing, to hold summits – not just one – so as to hear the opinion of my Muslim brothers all over the world,” Abdullah told the Saudi paper. “We will start to meet with our brothers in every faith I have mentioned – the Bible and the New Testament.”

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