Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace, March 2006, Seville, Spain
The Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for peace took place in Seville (Sevilla), Spain from 19 to 22 March 2006.
From their final declaration:
“In the name of the One Creator and Master of the Universe, the Compassionate and All Merciful, we Muslim and Jewish leaders and representatives, gathered for the Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace organized by Hommes de Parole in Seville, in the region of Andalusia – recalling the past era in which Jews and Muslims lived together here in harmony and mutual enrichment – and aspiring for such relations today and in the future.”
“We accordingly affirm that contrary to widespread misrepresentation, there is no inherent conflict between Islam and Judaism, on the contrary. While modern politics has regrettably impacted negatively upon the relationship, our two religions share the most fundamental values of faith in the One Almighty whose name is Peace, who is merciful, compassionate and just; and who calls on us human beings to manifest these values in our lives and to advance them in relation to all persons whose lives and dignity are sacred.”
“We call upon the political leaders of all peoples to work for righteous and peaceful durable solutions around the world and in particular in the Holy Land for the benefit of all peoples and faith-communities who live in the land and hold it dear.”