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…we should choose the right path, not just the easy path. There is also one rule that lies at the heart of every religionobama – that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. This truth transcends nations and peoples – a belief that isn’t new; that isn’t black or white or brown; that isn’t Christian, or Muslim or Jew. It’s a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It’s a faith in other people, and it’s what brought me here today.

We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.

The Holy Koran tells us, “O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.”

The Talmud tells us: “The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace.”

The Holy Bible tells us, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God’s vision. Now, that must be our work here on Earth. Thank you. And may God’s peace be upon you.

Testo integrale del discorso dal Washington Post

Testo del discorso in italiano dal sito del Corriere della Sera

‘Remarkable congruence’ between pope and president on Islam

By John L Allen Jr, June 05, 200

If anyone is still puzzled about why the Vatican sat out the fuss over President Barack Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame — and more generally, why the Vatican has refused to allow its relationship with Obama to be defined by obvious differences over abortion — the president’s speech to the Muslim world yesterday in Cairo should go a long way toward clearing things up

Seen through Catholic eyes, perhaps the most striking thing about Obama’s speech is what Fr. James Massa, the U.S. bishops’ top official for inter-faith dialogue, called its “remarkable congruence” with Benedict’s own message to Muslims during his May 8-15 trip to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories (altro…)

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