USCCB Committee Says Church Remains Committed to Dialogue with Muslims and Others

August 21, 2014 by

The National Catholic Reporter writes about a statement by the Committee on Ecumenical and Religious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) which reasserts the USCCB’s commitment to dialogue with other religions, including Muslims.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said the Catholic church remains committed to dialogue with leaders of other religions and Muslims in particular.

Reiterating that commitment is especially needed now, the committee said in a statement released late Tuesday, because tensions between Christians and Muslims have never been more acute and some Catholics and members of other denominations have rejected interfaith talks.

“Sadly, in recent years, there has been a deliberate rejection of this call to engage in dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters by some in the Catholic Church and in other ecclesial families,” said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee, whose chairman is Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore.

Read the full article on the National Catholic Reporter, and the press release from the USCCB.

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