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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?

Harrison Sillings

Maybe it’s the easy answer, but I think the biggest issue Christians and Muslims can find common ground on is secularism. In the west, we’re used to seeing conservative Christians throwing a fit about secular policy and apparent lack of morals in the US. But, we’ve started to see Muslims taking the same stand and it’s come as a shock to a lot of liberal voters and policy makers. I think there’s a stereotype in America that only white Christians vote conservative but we’re starting to see more and more Muslims come out and take stands on political issues in the same way. This is a great way to start inter faith dialogues because although our theology may be different, our morals are similar. Neither of us want to live in a fully secular society that lives as if anything goes. We live in the same communities and send our kids to the same schools. It’s in the town hall where we can start to bridge the gaps between our two religions.