By Mary DeTurris Poust
An interfaith group of New York City religious leaders, including Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, have issued a plea for tolerance toward Muslims in the wake of the "ground zero mosque" controversy. As a publicity hungry Florida minister prepares to follow through on his promise to burn copies of the Koran on September 11 (a move condemned today HERE by the Catholic League), the New York leaders took a far different approach as that fateful anniversary nears:
"As religious people, Muslims, Jews and Christians know that at the heart of each of our faiths is the promotion of peace and understanding among all God’s children. Consequently, there can be no place for religious bias of any kind – including anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, or anti-Islam -- in any of our communities," they wrote.
Read the full statement HERE.