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Original article published in Religion News Service on 02/08/2016
Propelled by the latest round of anti-Islamic sentiment in America, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the forming of a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue group.
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski heads the bishops’ ecumenical and interreligious committee which has previously sponsored three regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues.
“As the national conversation around Islam grows increasingly fraught, coarse and driven by fear and often willful misinformation, the Catholic Church must help to model real dialogue and good will,” says Bishop Rozanski. “Our current dialogues have advanced the goals of greater understanding, mutual esteem and collaboration between Muslims and Catholics, and the members have established lasting ties of friendship and a deep sense of trust.”