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Archbishop Fitzgerald Credit John Carroll University
Archbishop Michael FitzgeraldArchbishop Fitzgerald, a member of the Society of Missionaries of Africa, and an expert on Christian-Muslim relations will explore 'Our Journey with Islam'.Archbishop Fitzgerald is the former President of the Pontifical Council of Interrreligious Dialogue, Papal Nuncio to Egypt and Delegate to the Arab League. 
Quote by Muhammad Ali
“People from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.” [Luke 13.29]When I was at College, I had a friend Peter who is a Catholic and he shared a house with a Muslim called Abdul. They were both very religious people, each in his own way but, despite their differences, they got on very well. And it wasn’t until they had been staying together about six weeks that they had a really big argument about religion. Neither...
From 'The Life of St Ignatius Loyola' by Peter Paul Rubens
To educate the youth of Europe? To fight the spread of Protestantism? While many people would guess that one or both of these ambitions drove Ignatius of Loyola to found the Jesuits, he actually had something else in mind: a mission to the Muslim world. For the feast of St Ignatius, Damian Howard SJ considers how ‘Islam haunted Ignatius’s understanding of his calling’ and celebrates the fruitful work of the many Jesuits who have tried to realise Ignatius’s vision in...
The Manchester Mosque shared Ramadan with non-Muslims, July 2015/ShiaWaves - YouTube
Citizens UK, the national community organising charity, is visiting Manchester today for a public hearing for the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life. The Manchester Universities' Jesuit-led Catholic Chaplaincy is acting as the local agents of Citizens UK for this event: Chaplain, Fr Tim Byron SJ, and the Muslim Chaplain for the University invited those who are to give evidence and have arranged for the University to host it -...
Pope Francis is greeted in the Central African Republic
Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after the first visit of a pontiff to an active war zone. As his security staff and those who were responsible for keeping him safe during his weeklong visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) breathed a sigh of relief that the trip was without incident, he spoke of the joyful welcome he had received and the spirit of the people, despite their conditions. "It was the joy [that impressed him],” he told journalists on the plane back to...
Photograph of flooding in Bangladesh
In August 2015, several Islamic institutions and individuals came to together to issue an important new document about the urgent challenges posed by climate change. Damian Howard SJ outlines the vision and significance of the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, which explores new interpretations of the Qur’an. How much common ground is to be found between this declaration and Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’? Christianity is not the only world religion getting to...
Symbols of world religions
The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions was promulgated fifty years ago, on 28 October 1965. Michael Barnes SJ explains why the process of Nostra Aetate’s development is as important as the text itself. ‘Perhaps more than any other document, and despite its obvious weaknesses, it encapsulates the extraordinary outpouring of the Spirit that characterised the Council’. I sit down to write this article fifty...
Photo (c) Andres Bergamini
Christians in the Middle East must be ‘a voice for justice, peace, pardon, reconciliation and selfless love’, writes David Neuhaus SJ from Jerusalem. The fear that dominates the experience of many Christian communities can only be overcome by understanding, dialogue and faith, he says, all of which are necessary to maintain the Christian presence in the Middle East. In one of his pastoral letters to the Christian faithful in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel...