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Entries related to: interfaith-dialogue

Mother Teresa: Extending a Loving Hand to All

  On December 13, 1979, Mother Teresa went to the Iranian embassy in Rome. America was concerned with the fate of the hostages taken when the American embassy in Iran was seized by Islamic revolutionaries led by Ayatollah Khomeini. “I have come to see you about the American hostages,” Mother Teresa said. “I come as a mother who longs for her children. I am willing to go to Iran or to talk to the Ayatollah on the telephone.”
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10 Things to Know About Islam

There is a line in the holy Quran that edifies just as it disarms us: “O people of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you.” That verse speaks of what is lacking between Muslims and Christians: peaceful convergence and dialogue. It’s as though God, the first champion of interreligious dialogue, is inspiring us to shelve our differences and speak with civil tongues.
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Muslim Awareness

 A report came out recently that showed a real deficiency among our colleagues in the Catholic press. The report, “Danger & Dialogue: American Catholic Public Opinion and Portrayals of Islam,” was conducted by the Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University. Its principal author is Jordan Denari Duffner, a research fellow at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. That understanding is a cause that's close to the heart of Franciscan Media.
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