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Interreligious Documents and News Releases



General Resources

Dialogue with Muslims, Statement of the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs 2014

Understanding Islam: A Guide for Catholic Educators, Document of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Dialogue

An Introduction: The Islamic Tradition, by John L. Esposito 

Vatican Council and Papal Statements on Islam

Catholic-Muslim Relations in the United States, by John Borelli, Ph.D.

What Dialogue Means for Catholics and Muslims, by Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett

How an Islamic Leader Views Dialogue, by Muzammil Siddiqi

How Mary Holds Christians and Muslims in Conversation, by Cardinal William Keeler

The Pillars of Islamic Faith: What We Should Know and Why, by David B. Burrell

Condolence letter from Cardinal George on the Death of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed

What Catholics Should Know About Islam, by Sandra Toenies Keating, Ph.D.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding. . . , Georgetown University

A Common Word Between Us and You. . .  (2007): An open letter from a group of 138 leading Muslim scholars to Christian leaders calling for peace and understanding between religions. The USCCB’s official response to "A Common Word Between Us and You"

Papal Quotes on Dialogue with Islam

General news releases

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Midwest Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims


News releases and reports

n.b. Nov 1999 meeting and three meetings from Nov. 2001 through Oct. 2003 did not produce News Releases

West Coast Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims

News Releases and reports

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News releases and reports

Bishops Committee Releases Statement on Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

The Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs has released a statement condemning violence and reaffirming the Catholic commitment to dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Jewish and Catholic Leaders Release Joint Statement

The National Council of Synagogues and the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs issued a statement pledging to build peace and understanding between faith communities. Read the full statement.

Current Issues and recent news

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued a message for the end of Ramadan, Towards a Genuine Fraternity between Christians and Muslims. The message can be read here.

In June, Catholic and Sikh representatives met to discuss the Urgency of Compassion in their respective traditions. The results of that meeting can be read here.

The North American Orthodox/Catholic Theological Consultation recently issued a statement: On the Occasion of the Eighty-fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the decree Cum data fuerit. Read the full statement.

After their annual meeting in February, Christian Churches Together (CCT) authored a press release  denouncing of mass incarceration. Archbishop Wenski recently asked the Senate to support the Smarter Sentencing Act. See the report on Smarter Sentencing.

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News releases and reports

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