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Shoulder Charge: Muslim And Christians Cry Foul In Football Match

by | 7th, May 2007

WELCOME to the Shoulder to shoulder conference in Stockhlom, designed to promote good relations and harmony between Christians and Muslims. And they are limbering up for a ecumenical game of football.

Yeah, football. Nothing can go wrong here, right?

Now read on:

A soccer game between Muslim imams and Christian priests at the end of a conference to promote interfaith dialogue was canceled Saturday because the teams could not agree on whether women priests should take part.Church of Norway spokesman Olav Fykse Tveit said the imams refused to play against a mixed-gender team of priests because it would have gone against their beliefs in avoiding close physical contact with strange women.

The church decided to drop its female players and the priests’ team captain walked out in protest.



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