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Title:Christian engagement with Muslims in Ghana: a study of the Christian Council of Ghana and Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference
Author:Yakubu, A.R.
Periodical:The Ghana Bulletin of Theology (ISSN 0855-7942)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:interreligious relations
Protestant churches
Catholic Church
Christianity and other religions--Islam
Christian Council of Ghana
Catholic Church. Bishops' Conference of Ghana
Abstract:Islam and Christianity are both missionary religions, which often makes interaction between the two difficult. However, in Ghana, there has been constructive engagement between these two religions, due to the exceptional religious tolerance in the country. This article shows how the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), a Protestant institution, which engages with Muslims through the Project for Christian-Muslim relations in Africa (PROCMURA), and the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, which is engaged with Muslims through the work of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa-Inter-Religious Dialogue Commission (AECAWA-IDRC), have been involved in these interfaith relations. Though they both have different purposes and approaches to Muslims, they have both contributed constructively to interfaith relations in Ghana, with the objective of the need for peaceful coexistence between adherents of the two faiths. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]