Catholics, Muslims meeting in Mundelein Wednesday to discuss prejudice

  • Cardinal Blase Cupich will provide opening remarks Wednesday at a dialogue between Catholic and Muslim leaders in Mundelein.

    Cardinal Blase Cupich will provide opening remarks Wednesday at a dialogue between Catholic and Muslim leaders in Mundelein. Daily Herald File Photo, 2017

 
 
Updated 3/5/2018 5:59 PM

Cardinal Blase Cupich will provide opening remarks at a dialogue between Catholic and Muslim leaders Wednesday at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein.

The topic for the third meeting of the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue will be "One God, One Humanity: Confronting Religious Prejudice."

 

The purpose of the dialogues is to bring Catholic and Muslim communities together in conversation and friendship.

Cupich was chosen to be the co-chair representing Catholicism when the dialogue was launched in February 2016. Sayyid Syeed, director of the Islamic Society of North America's Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances, is the other co-chair.

Susan Thomas of the Archdiocese of Chicago said Cupich has spoken at previous Catholic-Muslim dialogue events.

Rita George-Tvrtkovic, an associate professor of theology at Benedictine University, and Irfan Omar, an associate professor of theology at Marquette University, will be the guest lecturers after Cupich's remarks.

The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The University of St. Mary of the Lake is located at 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein.

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