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In Minnesota, Christian-Muslim dialogue turns strangers into neighbors

Sep 28, 2016

In the aftermath of the mall stabbing of nine people by a Somali-Muslim Sept. 17 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Muslims... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

In seismic meeting, Pope Francis embraces top Sunni imam

May 23, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

Pope Francis to meet top Sunni imam at the Vatican

May 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a... Read more

al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

Pope Francis wants more dialogue with Islam. Is Egypt the key?

Feb 25, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader:... Read more

Christian and Muslim leaders meet with Mohammad Sawar, governor of Punjab province, Nov. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy of Fr. James Channan, O.P.

Christians, Muslims unite for justice over couple burned in kiln

Nov 20, 2014

In the two weeks since a Christian couple was killed by a Muslim mob in Pakistan, local leaders from both... Read more

 Wael Farouq, professor of Arabic language at the American University of Cairo, Egypt at the Rimini Meeting Aug 27, 2014.

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Aug 28, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar... Read more

Speakers at the Oasis Foundation conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June 16, 2014

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War,... Read more