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DC: Catholic Leader to Discuss ‘Allah/God’ Controversy

WHAT: American Muslim-Catholic Dialogue: A Model for Communal Understanding

Part of the event will include discussion of the recent controversy over a Dutch bishop’s call to have Christians refer to God as “Allah.”

SEE: Roman Catholic Bishop Wants Everyone to Call God ‘Allah’

WHO:

* Rev. Francis Tiso, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs

* Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman, Fiqh Council of North America, Director of the Islamic Center of Orange County, California

WHY: For more than a decade, American Muslims and Catholics have engaged in substantive exchanges. Father Francis Tiso and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi will share analysis and forward thinking about the meaning of the dialogue for the two religious communities and for American society as a whole.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP via email to events@cair.com or call 202-742-6409

Refreshments will be served.

 

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