Religion can promote active citizenship among youths: religious leaders

By Rula Samain | The Jordan Times

Amman — Religion can strengthen people’s active citizenship, church leaders have said.

Speaking at a two-day event on citizenship and youth that was organised by the Bible Society of Jordan and concluded on Wednesday, religious leaders said dialogue brings people together and removes boundaries.

Samer Azar, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, told The Jordan Times that religion can encourage people to play an active role in society, thereby strengthening their status as proactive citizens.

He added that the mere fact that there are representatives from different Christian churches in Jordan at the event highlights the importance of internal dialogue amongst different denominations before the actual involvement in dialogue with followers of different faiths.