The Columbus Dispatch, Friday February 12, 2016
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue sponsored by its Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
In an announcement Monday, the conference said that the committee has co-sponsored three regional dialogues during the past two decades. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, committee chairman, said the dialogues have led to understanding, collaboration, friendship and trust and that it is time for a national dialogue.
“As the national conversation around Islam grows increasingly fraught, coarse and driven by fear and often willful misinformation, the Catholic Church must help to model real dialogue and good will,” said Rozanski, of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues will continue in the the Mid-Atlantic, with the Islamic Circle of North America; the Midwest, with the Islamic Society of North America; and the West Coast, with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County.
Article Courtesy: The Columbus Dispatch