Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia: A Catholic Response
Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia:
A Catholic Response
In 1965, the Second Vatican Council proclaimed the Church’s “esteem” for Muslims, urging local and global cooperation for the common good between Catholics and Muslims. Over fifty years later, Pope Francis said, I do not think it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right and it is not true. Yet a recent Georgetown University study reveals that U.S.
Catholics who read Catholic publications on Islam harbor more anti-Muslim bias than those who do not. This course will give participants an opportunity to identify the structures of systemic anti-Muslim bigotry, with a specific focus on the U.S. context, and to consider how Christians and others can stand against hatred and divisiveness by resisting and transforming these structures in solidarity with their Muslim sisters and brothers.
The lectures will be Tuesdays at 7 pm, April 24 to May 22, 2018.
■ $15 per lecture / $60 entire series
■ Lectures conclude around 8:00 pm and are open to the public
■ Suggested reading: Muslims and the Making of America
(author: Amir Hussain; publisher: Baylor University Press, 2016)
■ Complimentary parking in the CTU garage