King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia sponsored an interfaith conference that kicked off in Madrid yesterday with the goal of bringing Muslims, Christians, and Jews closer together. He opened the 3-day dialogue with a call to shun the extremist violence that has tarnished the reputation of religious faith. “It was the first time Saudi Arabia invited Jews to such a meeting,” Reuters reported.
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  1. It’s true, religion has never caused a single act of violence in all of history. Extremism, conformity and intolerance are the true causes of such violence. It is truly encouraging to see people of political and religious significance working together against such things. I wish them godspeed in their dealings.

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