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By A. Siddiqui

ISBN-10: 0333673581

ISBN-13: 9780333673584

The booklet describes the problem of modernity confronted through Muslims and Christians and the problem of spiritual pluralism. It describes Muslims' encounters with Christianity within the first 1/2 this century and their participation in organised dialogues initiated through the church buildings within the moment part. It highlights their apprehensions and expectancies in discussion and problems with co-existence on this planet this day. The publication specializes in six renowned Muslim personalities who characterize a large spectrum of Muslim opinion and 3 overseas enterprises and their angle in the direction of discussion.

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But unlike the British in India, the French, especially in Algeria and Tunisia, were more settlers than colonizers. They were more concerned with re-education and the civilization of the indigenous population and there was a sense of urgency to inculcate the French language and culture amongst the indigenous population, at times even by force. 34 There is little evidence that the modernist movements were fully successful in these countries. Since Christian mission amongst the indigenous population was banned, there was virtually no indigenous Christian population in these countries.

Although many non-Western Churches were involved in the creation of the IMC, 13 of the 17 founding members were Western missionary councils. Its objectives were: • To stimulate thinking and investigation on missionary questions, • To make the results available for all missionary societies and missions. • To help coordinate the activities of the national missionary organizations of the different countries and of the societies they represent. • To help unite Christian public opinion in support of freedom of conscience and religion and of missionary liberty.

This resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. A large number took refuge in neighbouring Muslim countries, Jordan and Syria. Muslims put the blame for the creation of Israel and the displacement of refugees squarely on the Western nations. Muslim participation in dialogue was motivated by the fact that the issue of Palestinian justice could be raised as well as support from the Western Churches, if not from the Western governments, if it is raised from a platform of dialogue.

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