Armenian Church Condemns Recent Release of and Reaction to “Innocence of Muslims "

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services 20 September, 2012

On 19 September, 2012 the Inter-Church Theological Council was convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Questions relating to inter-church and intra-religious relationships were discussed during the meeting.

The council discussed the release of the trailer for the film "Innocence of Muslims", which has recently overwhelmed lives of all the international community, and issues the following statement:

"The Holy Armenian Apostolic Church deeply condemns the creation and distribution of the film "Innocence of Muslims", which gave rise to grievous demonstrations and violence of religious intolerance in different countries, and resulted in deaths. Such incendiary acts on religious grounds are damnable, and do not contribute to the creation of an atmosphere of inter-religious tolerance and peaceful existence in people’s lives. Religion and faith should not become an instrument of violence "For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." (1 Corinthians 14:33)

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