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Interreligious Documents and News Releases



Resources for Understanding Islam

Dialogue with Muslims, Statement of the Committee for Ecumenical and InterreligiousAffairs 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

News Releases
Midwest Dialogue of Muslims and Catholics

Revelation: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives. Edited by Most Rev. Kevin Britt and Dr. Sayyid Syeed. Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference Publications, 2005.

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
Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims

Statement by Members of the Mid-Atlantic Dialogue between Catholics and Muslims  May 6, 2010
Marriage: Roman Catholic and Sunni Muslim Perspectives   2011

News Releases and Reports



News Releases and Reports
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.


News Releases and Reports