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Reply To: What are some of the issues with which we, as Christians, can find common ground with Muslims? How can we engage and unite on those issues?

Loncey Elie

Two main issues that we as Christians and Muslims can find common ground with Muslims is that we believe Jesus will return from Heaven and there is an afterlife. Believing first that Jesus exists is not common in many religions, but Muslims and Christians have this perspective and the belief that He will return is something very powerful that unites us. In addition, the idea of a life after we die is common in how we perceive things. The afterlife is a very sensitive topic that many religions have a notion about. To be able to believe that it exists and that there will be a judgment from that is unique. To engage and unite on these issues a sense of love and communication between both parties need to exist. Through communication, people will be able to understand each other’s needs, likes, dislikes, interests, and many more. Issues despite them being controversial or things we disagree with them should not always be the dividing factors, but from us being cognizant of it in addition to the issues that we have similarities should unite us.