The sessions are being held at Mother of God Church in Covington, Ky., and at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Mosque in Cincinnati. A group of some 30 Christians and Muslims from northern Kentucky have gathered weekly at each other’s houses of worship for discussion of various topics relating to the two faiths.
On Tuesday, April 22, Catholics and Muslims gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Mosque for a tour of the mosque, a dialogue session and refreshments. The topic of discussion was “The Role of Women in Your Faith.”
Presentations were made by CAIR Cincinnati Board Member Roula Allouch and a member of the Catholic community.
“These dialogue sessions are so important to breaking down barriers between people of different faiths,” said Allouch. “We’re all learning so much about each other. That’s really important.”
Last fall, a similar series of interfaith dialogues were held between Cincinnati-area Catholics and Muslims at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and St. Monica-St. George Church. The dialogue sessions have resulted in ongoing friendships and social gatherings.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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