Articles and Essays on Muslim-Christian Dialogue
Islam Sees Mary as a Model for All Believers
. Interview with Archbishop Francesco Gioia. Zenit, May 29, 2003.
, by Pauline Rae. SMSM. Compass
: Review of Topical Theology. Vol. 36, No. 1, Autumn 2002.
, by John Borelli, Ph.D. Interim Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
An Assessment of the Christian-Muslim Dialogue
, by Walid Saif. World Council of Churches.
Dialogue & Co-Existence: An Arab Muslim-Christian Covenant
. The Arab Working Group on Muslim-Christian Dialogue. Adopted in Cairo: Shawwâl 1422/December 2001.
Christian-Muslim Dialogue: A Survey of Recent Developments
, by Msgr. Michael L. Fitzgerald, M. Afr. Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. April 10, 2000.
Where Islam & Christianity meet: Saint Moses in the Syrian desert
, by Gabriel Saiad Reynolds. Commonweal
, March 12, 1999.
Getting Real About Christian-Muslim Dialogue
, by C. M. Naim. First Things
, No. 57, November 1997.
How an Islamic Leader Views Dialogue
, by Muzammil Siddiqi.
Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century
, by Cardinal Francis Arinze. Given at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 5 June 1997.
The Necessity of Interfaith Dialogue: A Muslim Perspective
, by Fethullah Gulen.
What Dialogue Means for Catholics and Muslims
, by Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett.
Christianity & Islam - Comparisons & Contrasts
September 11: Implications & Effects on Muslim-Christian Relations
Christians and Muslims:
how the relationship has and hasn't changed in Lebanon after September 11
Interviews with Tom Scuder. Middle East Council of Churches
- Interview w/ Habib Badr, pastor of the National Evangelical Church in Beirut and head of the National Evangelical Union of Lebanon. December 10, 2001.
- Interview with Muhammad As-Sammak, a Sunni Muslim journalist, scholar and political analyst. November 16, 2001.
- Interview with Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia and spiritual leader of Armenians in dioceses from North and South America to Iran. November 19, 2001.
- Interview with Abbas Halabi, banker, former judge and member of the Arab Working Group on Muslim-Christian Dialogue. December 5, 2001.
Confronting Troubling Elements of Militant Islam
9/11 and the consequent "war on terrorism" has brought to the forefront a "crisis of identity" within Islam -- between adherents of a militant and fundamentalist agenda who equate their faith with a war against Christianity and the West, and those who contend that such attitudes and actions are in fact a perversion of genuine Islam.
Views on Islam, by Benazir Bhutto & David F. Forte. Imprimis 31, no. 10. October 2002.
Islam Will Not Be The Loser, by James V. Schall, S.J. Catholic Dossier 8 no. 1. January-February 2002.
The Crescent and the Gun, by Brian Saint-Paul. Crisis 20, no. 1. January 2002
Islam: The Appeal and the Peril, by Donald DeMarco. National Catholic Register. January 2002.
In Time of War, by the editors of First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, December 2001.
Assessing What is at Issue in This War, by James V. Schall, S.J. Traditional Catholic Reflections and Reports 2001.
Muslim Perspectives on Christianity
Christian Perspectives on Islam
Pope John Paul II & Islam - Special Compilation
Mission News: Visit of John Paul II to Kazakhstan - Sept. 22-25, 2001. Consisting of the Pope's homilies as well as news & articles about the Pope's visit.
"I Wish To Reaffirm The Catholic Church's Respect For Islam, For Authentic Islam". Address of September 24, 2001, to representatives from the world of culture, art and science, at the Palace of Congresses in Astana, in his last public appearance during his Visit in Kazakhstan. L'Osservatore Romano Sept. 26, 2001.
Pope John Paul II - Address at Omayyad Mosque of Damascus, May 6, 2001.
Muslims & Christians adore the One God, by Pope John Paul II. L'Osservatore Romano. Weekly Edition in English 12 May 1999, page 11.
John Paul II & Islam, a brief report by the Daughters of St. Paul.
Papal Statements on Islam. Compiled by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Mystery of Islam: Further Reflections
, by Stratford Caldecott. Chesterton Review
Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 2002.
The Cross and the Crescent
, by Francis X. Maier. National Catholic Register
Humanistic Islam: An opportunity not to be squandered
, by David Pinault. Commonweal
Jan. 11, 2002.
Three Faces of Islam
, by Fr. Paul Stenhouse. Published in Australasian Catholic Record
The Word of God: A Catholic Perspective in Dialogue with Judaism & Islam
, by Roch Kereszty, O. Cist. Communio: International Catholic Review
When Muslims & Christians Marry
, by Rita George Tvrtkovic. America
, September 10, 2001.
Our Lady And Islam: Heaven's Peace Plan
. Soul Magazine
, by Fr. Ladis J. Cizik. Sept.-Oct. 2001.
Cross meets crescent: An interview with Kenneth Cragg
. The Christian Century
Feb. 17, 1999.
Jesuits Discuss Islam in Instanbul
. In September 1998, 15 young Jesuits in various stages of Islamic studies came together at the Dominican Convent in Istanbul. They exchanged information concerning their work, their past and present involvement with Muslims, and their spiritual and academic goals.
Christian Muslim Relations in the Middle East
, by Archbishop Paul Nabil Sayah. May 8, 1998 Address of the Maronite Archbishop of Haifa, Israel at a symposium held in Rome concurrently with the Special Assembly of Asian Bishops.
How Mary Holds Muslims and Christians in Conversation
, by Cardinal William Keeler. Origins: CNS Documentary Service
25, 36 [February 29, 1996].
The Incarnation: Muslim Objections and the Christian Response
, by Robert L. Fastiggi. The Thomist
Mary & The Moslems
, by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Mindszenty Report
"Sacred Hospitality: Badaliya - The Way of Mystic Substitution"
, by Christopher Bamford. Offering the spiritual biography of Louis Massignon and a look at his association, "[a] 'sodality of prayer,' called Al-Badaliya
, whose members would offer themselves in mystical substitution -- as 'hostages' -- 'paying their ransom in their place and at our expense"—for the salvation of the Muslim community.'"
The power of Islam: the true story behind the world's most misunderstood religion
. Current Events
Jan 25, 2002.
Faith, Fanaticism, and Food in Islam
, by Roger Kershaw. Contemporary Review
Muhammad's message rests on Five Pillars
. National Catholic Reporter
, by Terry Muck. Oct. 5, 2001.
Building relationships with Muslims
, by Robert McClory. National Catholic Reporter
, Dec. 14, 2001.
A faith with many faces
, by David R. Sands. Insight on the News
. Nov 19, 2001.
Christian-Muslim Relations Through History
Relevant Organizations & People
Official Religious Statements
Church rejects anti-Islam take on beatification [of Marco d'Aviano]
, by John Allen Jr. National Catholic Reporter
, May 16, 2003.
Algerian Prelate Fears War Would Jeopardize Dialogue with Islam
. CWNews.com. Feb. 18, 2003.
Catholic-Islamic Committee Condemns Extremism
. CWNews.com. Feb. 27, 2002.
Islam on the defensive: scholars contend criticism of Islam's links to terrorism oversimplify complex tradition
, by Margot Patterson. National Catholic Reporter
, Dec 14, 2001.
Attacks find no justification in Islam, Muslim leaders say
. National Catholic Reporter
, Oct. 25, 2001.
Pope John Paul II expresses respect for 'authentic Islam' during visit to Kazakstan
, by Victor L. Simpson. Associated Press. Sept. 25, 2001.
[Pope recommends] Charles de Foucauld as Model of Dialogue with Islam
CWNews.com. July 2, 2001.
Pope John Paul II visits Syria in his third middle east trip in 2 years
. John Thavis for Catholic News Service, May 7, 2001.
Pope reaches out to Islam
, March 29, 2001. BBC News.
Pope's Visit to Egypt Seen as Aid to Christian-Muslim Relations
, March 11, 2000.