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Texans Working for Unity
news from ONE Magazine (11 September 2008)
One of the favorite projects of Bishop Michael Pfeifer of San Angelo, Texas, is his group of Peace Ambassadors – Christians (Catholic and Protestant), Jews and Muslims – concerned for interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding.

Lebanon’s Catholic Leaders Urge Peace Through Dialogue
Catholic News Service (11 December 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Lebanon’s Catholic leaders urged their people to work toward dialogue and to reject violence and war.

Pope: Religions Must Cooperate to Remind Humanity God Exists
Catholic News Service (20 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the good of all people, the care of the poor and the future of the Earth, religions must cooperate in reminding modern men and women that God exists and has a plan for their lives and their behavior, Pope Francis said.

Faith Inspires Priest’s Passion for Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (3 April 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — On a recent afternoon in Cairo, Comboni Father Giuseppe Scattolin was delving into 13th-century Sufi poems at his desk in the single room he inhabits, on an upper floor of a building that also houses an Arabic language school and its related administrative offices.

C.R.S. Program in Egypt to Help Muslims, Christians Avert Strife
Catholic News Service (13 December 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Select Muslims and Christians in Egypt are participating in a development project designed to avert further sectarian violence after a surge in clashes between the two religious groups.

On Last Morning in Holy Land, Pope Reaches out to Muslims, Jews
Catholic News Service (26 May 2014)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Pope Francis spent the last morning of his three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslims and Jews and calling for closer relations among the three major monotheistic religions as the basis for peace in the region.

Ecumenical Challenges, Possibilities Vary by Region
Catholic News Service (13 June 2014)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CNS) — Just as the divisions among Christians have a different history and have provoked different levels of tension in various parts of the world, the steps toward Christian unity will have geographical differences, said speakers at a conference promoting “receptive ecumenism.”

Committee Says Church Remains Committed to Dialogue With Muslims, Others
Catholic News Service (20 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said the Catholic Church remains committed to dialogue with leaders of other religions and Muslims in particular.

Brother of Slain Aid Worker Talks With Pope About Dialogue, Respect
Catholic News Service (27 March 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After Pope Francis encouraged him and pledged his prayers, Michael Haines was able to tell the pope about his work to promote interreligious dialogue and mutual respect, particularly between Christians and Muslims.

Cardinal: Christians, Muslims ‘Still Don’t Know Each Other Well Enough’
Catholic News Service (21 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Despite 50 years of ‘Nostra Aetate,’ ” the Second Vatican Council’s document on interreligious relations, “we still don’t know each other well enough,” said French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Muslim Leader Praises 50-Year-Old Church Document on Religious Dialogue
Catholic News Service (21 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders and scholars are not the only ones praising the 50-year-old church document “Nostra Aetate” (“In Our Time”), the Second Vatican Council’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions.

Cardinal Dolan: Catholics, Jews Find Common Concerns in Dialogue
Catholic News Service (22 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Through dialogue, Catholics and Jews and find common cause in the concerns that vex leaders of both religions, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said on 20 May during a forum on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council document “Nostra Aetate.”

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Picture of the Day: A School "as Diverse as Lebanon"
A first–year design student takes a break from studying at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. (photo: CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

Picture of the Day: Greetings from the Vatican in Arabic
A priest reads in Arabic during Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on 10 October. (photo: CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Middle East, 50 Years After Vatican II
In the current issue of ONE, we chat with Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, apostolic nuncio to Egypt, about the legacy of the council and, in particular, Catholic relations with Islam.

Ecumenical Patriarch Praises Vatican II
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople addressed Pope Benedict XVI and the bishops and faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square today, praising Vatican II.

Picture of the Day: That All May Be One
Pope Francis leads a meeting with religious leaders at the Vatican on 20 March. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

"Not an Enemy, But a Brother or Sister to Be Embraced!"
Pope Francis this morning met with nearly 200 members of the diplomatic corps, and spoke powerfully and poignantly about the church's mission in the world.

Picture of the Day: A Landmark in Beijing
In an unprecedented event on 12 May 2013, the second Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Beijing. (photo: The Russian Orthodox Church)

Lebanon: Land of Refuge
In the Spring 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about Syrian refugees settling in Lebanon. Below, he offers some further reflections.

Picture of the Day: “Blessed Pope John, Pray for Us”
A pilgrim holds a banner bearing the words “Blessed Pope John XXIII pray for us” in preparation for a Mass at the tomb of the pope. (photo: CNS)

Picture of the Day: “Encouraging Signs” of Religious Freedom
In this 2005 photo, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald talks with Rabbi David Rosen during a conference in Rome on "Nostra Aetate," the Second Vatican Council's declaration on interreligious dialogue. (photo: CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Page One: Headlines for 12/20/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Breaking Down “The Walls that Divide Us”
Greg shares CNS’s coverage of the pope’s message for World Communications Day.

Picture of the Day: Youth Movement
In this photo from 2009, two years before Syria’s civil war, youth in Aleppo participate in a dance workshop hosted by an organization that uses sports to bridge sectarian divides. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Page One: Headlines for 4/22/15
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: ‘A Culture of Encounter’
Pope Francis met with representatives of Dharmic religions — including Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh — at the Vatican on Wednesday 16 May.

Picture of the Day: On Welcoming the Stranger
The pope preaches a message of inclusion