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Mid-Atlantic Catholic ? Muslim Dialogue Concludes Marriage Statements

03 26 06



WASHINGTON (March 27, 2006)—Confronted with new political and social challenges, the Mid – Atlantic Catholic–Muslim Regional Dialogue met at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, NY on March 8 – 9, 2006 to address: Social Concerns and Consequences: Living Marriage and Family Life Faith fully in the USA today.

The dialogue sought to consolidate its work over the past six years on a common statement on Marriage and Family Life. The document is envisioned to be useful to clergy, Muslim leadership, and laity working in the field of pastoral care of couples preparing for marriage. The Muslim and Catholic participants critiqued the latest drafts of chapters describing the teachings on marriage in Islam and in Catholic Christianity. Further revisions will be completed by early April.

Future topics suggested for the Quadrennium:
-Building cooperative communities and neighborhoods
-The spiritual bonds that unite us
-Common concerns about immigration and social justice

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