Resources For Understanding and Dialogue

  • Office of Interfaith Relations at the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

This office is a good source of resources on Muslim-Christian relations and can help congregations contact Muslim individuals and organizations for dialogue. Contact: Dr. Bert Breiner, Co-director. 475 Riverside Dr., Room 870, New York, NY 10115-0500; (212) 870-2156.

  • Fellowship of Reconciliation and Muslim Peace Fellowship

FOR is an interfaith peace organization. They offer delegations to the Middle East and have a bookstore with interfaith resources and books by Muslim writers. They can also help congregations contact Muslim individuals and organizations for dialogue. The Muslim Peace Fellowship’s monthly newsletter, As-Salamu Alaykum, features reflections by Muslims around the world on peace and nonviolence. Contact: David Hostetter, International & Interfaith Secretary for FOR, and Rabia Harris, Muslim Peace Fellowship, P.O. Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960; (914) 358-4601.

  • National Conference of Catholic Bishops,

Interreligious Relations

Dr. John Borelli, director, conducts interreligious relations for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and is knowledgeable about other Catholic groups working on Muslim-Christian dialogue. 3211 4th St. NE, Washington, DC 20017; (202) 541-3020.

  • The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

at Georgetown University

The center fosters the study of Muslim-Christian relations and promotes dialogue between the two religions. It combines teaching, research, and public affairs activities. 37th & O Sts. NW, Washington, DC 20057; (202) 687-8375; fax: (202) 687-8376.

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Sojourners Magazine November-December 1998
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