Ghana's chief national imam is on his way to Denmark, where he will try to improve dialog and mutual understanding between European and African Muslims, and between Muslims and Christians in general.
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Dr. Sheik Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu flew from Ghana's capital, Accra, on Monday, according to the country's national news agency GNA.
The visit in Denmark is by invitation of the Danish National Council of Churches, who say that Ghana's top imam is coming to Denmark at the head of a nine-member delegation.
"The delegation will come to the Islamic-Christian study center in Copenhagen Tuesday evening, and will tell about Christian-Muslim relations in Ghana," says the Council of Churches.
"Additionally the imam wishes to explore opportunities for improving the image of Islam in those countries where there's a negative attitude towards Islam. He sees it as an Islamic obligation to extend a hand in friendship to non-Muslims," the Council of Churches says.
After the visit in Denmark, Ghana's chief imam and his delegation will continue to the US.
Source: Fyens Stiftstidende (Danish)