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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON: A group of leading U.S. Muslim leaders will travel with Christian advisors to promote a vision and a reality that would ensure that Christians remain in the Middle East. Imam Yahya Hendi, President of Clergy Beyond Borders (CBB) emphasized his conviction that “Christians contribute to the beauty and variety of ancient civilizations. We support their presence, not simply as a minority, but as citizens enjoying full equality under the law, and therefore in a position to continue to contribute to regional peace, justice, and stability.”
With the Christian festivals of Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter as a dramatic context, the delegation will issue a comprehensive call for full inclusion of Christian communities in the religious and civic life of Muslim-majority lands. Members will meet with government officials, church leaders, and Christian organizations in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine and will be in the region from April 13-21.