March 6-8, 2018, Chicago, IL
The third annual meeting of The National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue was held at the Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. This dialogue was established in 2014 due to the ever increasing Islamophobia in the US. Bishop Rozanski said ” 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.” SMC President, Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini and former SMC Vice President and current Honorary Councilor, Dr. Hasnain Walji, represented the Shia Muslim community at the conference. This year’s team was One God, One Humanity: Confronting Religious Prejudice.
The event was sponsored by Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Islamic Education Center of Orange County, and United State Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Read more about the Dialogue establishment at http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/ecumenical-and-interreligious/interreligious/islam/dialogue-with-muslims-committee-statement.cfm