Various scholars met with representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in order to learn about the three monotheistic religions in the Holy City.
“The different groups form one community. They have only one source, for God made the entire human race dwell on all the face of the earth. They also have one final purpose, God, whose Providence, whose testimonies of goodness and the plan of salvation extend to all, until the elect will be gathered into the holy city.”
The quotation of Paul VI dates back to 1965, the year of the Declaration of Nostra Aetate, and still echoes, in particular, in cities such as Jerusalem, that welcomes Jews, Christians and Muslims.
To get to know this reality closely, some students from the European University of Rome went to the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute to attend the inter-religious forum: “Jerusalem and monotheistic religions: symbols, behaviors and daily life”.