So much for interfaith understanding. A conference held in Norway which was to promote dialogue between the faiths of Christianity and Islam, ended in the cancellation of a scheduled football match between the two sides.
“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.”
A bit of advice, “when in Rome do as the Romans do“. More here. *L* KGS