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UAE Minister and clerics say monastery site in Abu Dhabi is a lesson in tolerance for all

January 20, 2017 2:36 pm


More than 30 Christian leaders held prayers at the site of a 7th century monastery on Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island during a landmark visit sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and the National Program for Tolerance.

The recitation of the Lord’s Prayer by Christian leaders, including the regional archbishops of the Syrian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox churches, is thought to be one of the first acts of corporate Christian prayer at the Nestorian monastery – one of the few to be uncovered in the Arabian Gulf – for several centuries.

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  • The UAE understands one thing…in order to survive and remain competitive in the global economy, they must be an inclusive society. This is a great step.

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