Never again separate the children of Abraham!
Sorbonne Interfaith Conference - Paris, June 1994
Since 1989, ADIC has worked to promote the humanitarian values shared by the three Abrahamic religions, facilitating high-level dialogue among the world's major religious figures and institutions. But we are concerned that the spirit of dialogue and acceptance that exists among scholarly rabbis, priests and imams, has not found its fullest expression among wider sections of the public.
With this target in mind, ADIC commissioned an internationally respected group of scholars, nourished by faith and experience, to select and comment upon relevant passages from the Hebrew Bible, the Gospels and the Qur'an. The result was Three Windows on Heaven, a work that sheds light on the moral fundaments common to all Abrahamic religions.
At the core of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam one finds a message of compassion. With humility and courage, the authors of this book argue, it is possible to overcome the prejudices one encounters in today's world. No religion has a monopoly on faith, no religion has a monopoly on the word of God, and no religion has a monopoly on determining where one stands in the eyes of God.
Speaking for myself and my colleagues in ADIC, I hope this book will shed light on the core message of our faiths, and help all believers remember that their own emancipation depends on their capacity to accept and respect others.
Dr. Aly El-Samman