Christian-Muslim Relations

On October 22nd and 23rd the cluster on Christian-Muslim dialogue of the HEST programme held an encounter in Innsbruck. The theme was “Studying, Teaching and Encountering Islam in Ignatian Contexts”.The Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) is a programme promoted by the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (JCEP). This is envisioned as a fifteen-year, pan-continental, cross-disciplinary endeavour aiming to provide quality research, put pressure for greater multinational...
On his first visit to a European country outside Italy, Pope Francis has praised the "peaceful coexistence" of religions in Albania, where a Muslim majority lives alongside Catholics and Orthodox Christians.Tens of thousands of Albanians attended an open air Mass celebrated by the Holy Father in the capital, Tirana, and heard him denounce extremists around the world for "perverting" religion to justify violence.In what many regarded as a reference to Islamic State...
In prayer, Christians and Muslims address one God
By Victor Edwin SJIntroductionCan a Muslim and a Christian pray together? This is an important question that one has to deal with in his or her mission of Christian/Muslim relations. In the pluralistic world, one cannot completely avoid any level of participation in the worship of the Other. The immediate danger that many Catholic theologians apprehend in such participation is the danger of syncretism. This question becomes theologically nuanced when it has to deal with Christians and Muslims...