NCR Podcast: Islam for Christians

Pope Francis stands with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, left, and Iman Khalid Latif, right, at an interreligious gathering Sept. 25, 2015, at the the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York. (CNS/Jin Lee, pool)

Brittany talks to Jordan Denari Duffner of Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative. They discuss Islamophobia, how Jordan's friendships with Muslims have given her a renewed appreciation for her own faith, and steps the Catholic Church is taking to improve Muslim-Christian relations. Amir Hussain of Loyola Marymount University explains Ramadan and Muslim contributions to American society. Jamie Manson describes a play that tells the stories of Mary in Christian Scripture and Maryam in the Quran.

Show Notes

  • Learn more about the Bridge Initiative and its research.
  • Jordan's book, Finding Jesus Among Muslims, will be published by Liturgical Press in late 2017.
  • An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.
  • Amir Hussain teaches theological studies at Loyola Marymount University.
  • His latest book is Muslims and the Making of America, published by Baylor University Press.
  • The play "Mary/Maryam" debuted last December at Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Subscribe to the NCR print edition to read Jamie Manson's article on "Mary/Maryam."

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