A Common Word: Catholic-Muslim Forum

I had the honor of attending the fourth Catholic-Muslim Forum in Berkley, CA hosted by Zaytuna College November 6-8, 2017. This forum is an outgrowth of the Common Word Initiative that launched in 2007. I had the privilege of helping to manage the international communications of the original initiative and watched it grow ever since into its own movement. A decade later and having completed both seminary and PhD studies, I was invited to give some comments on the Islamic perspective of integral human development at this most recent forum. My remarks at the forum can be found here. This was one of the most engaging and productive events I have attended in the space of interfaith and the final statement (found here) reflects the collaborative engagement of the exchange. Now it comes down to both sides to work tirelessly to use their networks and influence to translate these agreements into actual action and behavioral change.

One thought on “A Common Word: Catholic-Muslim Forum

  1. Dr. Taerk : Thank you for up dating us on the cooperation between Christians and
    the Muslims. In the 1930 s and 40 s.I grow up in a mixed community of Muslims, Christians and Jewish. We lived together without hatred or conflicts


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