Christianity and Islam
Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sincere about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of Jerusalem and to praying and working for peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis wrote in a letter to the grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar University.
In a docudrama airing on PBS, the 13th-century meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil gets a fresh look amid our present-day tensions and dehumanization.
In a time when the dominant media reports on Islam are negative and only 14 percent of Catholics have positive views of the world's third Abrahamic religion, the letter drafted in 2007 and signed by 138 Islamic scholars and leaders is highly relevant today.
In Conversation: Jordan Denari Duffner makes a case for meeting Muslims; Amir Hussein explains Ramadan and Muslim influence in America; Jamie Manson describes a play on the lives of Mary and Maryam.