On his four day trip to Turkey, Pope Benedict XVI has called upon religios leaders to reject violence. According to the report here:
The Pope called on all religious leaders to reject attempts to wield political power and called on them to “utterly refuse to sanction recourse to violence as a legitimate expression of religion”.
That’s an outstanding message for the Pope to deliver. Now if only we heard the saem message from Sunni and Shiite clerics. It wouldn’t hurt for a few Rabbis to chime in too.