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US bishops’ conference inaugurates Catholic-Muslim dialogue

February 12, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced the formation of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, whose Catholic co-chairman will be Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago.

“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 Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, who leads the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. “I am grateful to Archbishop Cupich for agreeing to represent our Conference in this crucial conversation.”


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  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Feb. 13, 2016 6:42 AM ET USA

    It has been claimed that in a dialogue between Christians and Muslims, any concessions that Christians make are viewed by Muslims not as expressions of good will, but as signs of weakness that can be exploited. Of course that isn't true, and of course Archbishop Cupich understands that.

  • Posted by: skall391825 - Feb. 13, 2016 12:44 AM ET USA

    PC lambs meeting with barbarians. What could possibly go wrong!