• Catholics, Muslims urged to work together, learn from one another

    Catholics, Muslims urged to work together, learn from one another

    • Mar 14, 2017

    Bishop Robert W. McElroy, co-chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ West Coast Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, will tell you that the biggest obstacle to dialogue between the two faiths is ignorance. Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California Dornsife, believes it to be fear. They agree that the only path forward is through cooperation.

  • Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter religious justification for violence

    Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter religious justification for violence

    • Feb 21, 2017

    The Vatican and Al-Azhar University, one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought, will be joining forces to discuss how to fight religious extremism that uses God’s name to justify violence. The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will travel to Cairo to participate in the special seminar.

  • Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

    Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

    • Feb 20, 2017

    “For me, I was surprised,” said Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis. “(He is) very open to all of the cultures, all of the religions, and he sets an example for all the religious people in the world, because he uses religion to serve the human being.”