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    "Religion is not a problem but part of the solution" Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ

    Dialogue with Muslim Leaders,
    I thank you for the time and the wisdom you have shared this afternoon. I have learned a lot and you have given me much to think about and pray about.
    To conclude, I want to share a passage from Pope Francis's speech in Cairo, in the Conference for Peace organized by the Imam of Cairo. These words struck me very much. Pope Francis said: "Religion is not a problem but a part of the solution: against the temptation to settle into a banal and uninspired life, where everything begins and ends here below, religion reminds us of the need to lift our hearts to the Most High in order to learn how to build the city of man."
    "Religion is not a problem but part of the solution." I think we can only convince people of this, and work together against extremism, if we show that faith in God leads us to build the city of man, to making history more human. That is why the dialogue of common action, in education and social development, as we have discussed today, is a positive step forward. If people can see us working together in the service of the human family, especially the poor, then they might see what is deepest in our hearts and what binds us together: our faith in a merciful God who wants, not violence and hatred, but love and peace in our world.
    Thank you. May God bless all of us and all who work for peace in God's name.
    Yogyakarta, July 12, 2017

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