This Bible-Koran Mashup Highlights the Similarities Between Christians and Muslims

Interreligious Council Created 'One Book for Peace' and Sent It to Trump and the Pope

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on May 24, 2017

Editor's Pick

When Donald Trump met Pope Francis yesterday, the two might have had at least one thing in common to talk about.

A Balkans religious group, along with agencies Y&R Dubai and New Moment Belgrade, sent both leaders a copy of a book that points out that similarities between Christianity and Islam.

"One Book For Peace" is an initiative by the Interreligious Council in Bosnia & Herzegovina created with the help of journalist Mirnes Kovac and two theologians, a Christian and a Muslim, in an attempt to bring down prejudice and raise awareness of the importance of inter-religious dialogue. The book lays out passages from the Bible and the Koran side by side to show the beliefs and principles they have in common. Ten different chapters demonstrate how similar the thinking is on peace, love and worship.

The book debuted on a primetime show on Al-Jazeera Balkans, encouraging people to order one via the website, or download it as an audio book. It seems to have struck a chord: the video has so far received over a million YouTube views, and according to the agency, the project has had 53 million unique media impressions.

Rate this Ad

You must be registered to rate this ad.
Please or Register Now

Need a credit fix? Contact the Creativity Editors

The Creativity Newsletter

The Creativity newsletter is editorially curated to spotlight the work that’s hitting the mark—or missing it altogether. Sign up to have it sent to your inbox.