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Sarajevo’s Catholics Seek Minority Rights
Catholic News Service (16 May 2012)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Sarajevo Catholic officials say the city’s Muslim-dominated government is not protecting minority rights, but the mayor said his city is committed to providing a home for all religious faiths.

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Participants in the 13th annual West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue compared and contrasted the qualities of the believer in Islam and Catholicism during a recent meeting in Orange, Calif.

Aid Reaches Violence-stricken Region in India
Catholic News Service (30 July 2012)
GUWAHATI, India (CNS) — Relief began reaching violence-stricken areas of Assam state after a visiting by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Refugee Camps in Violence-stricken Region of India
Catholic News Service (7 August 2012)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Medical officials in Assam denied media reports that children have become sick in relief camps housing hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ethnic violence in Assam state.

Religious Strife in India
Catholic News Service (24 August 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The government of Assam state has sought church support to help victims of the conflict between ethnic Bodos and Muslim migrants that has left at least 80 dead and more than 400,000 homeless.

Video: What Catholics Can Learn From Islam
Catholic News Service (27 September 2012)
Benedictine Father William Skudlarek shares lessons he learned from Muslims about prayer.

Catholic Relief for Muslim Refugees in India
Catholic News Service (21 November 2012)
KOKRAJHAR, India (CNS) — Besides her family, the most valuable things Majoni Bibi has these days are a few clothes, medicated mosquito nets, cooking utensils, water storage buckets and sleeping mats.

Muslim Leaders Hopeful for Better Relations with Catholics
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Muslims leaders expressed hopes the new pope would help improve relations between Muslims and Catholics.

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.

Sectarian Strife Scaring Away Egypt’s Christians
Catholic News Service (11 April 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Mounting sectarian violence in Egypt is pushing tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians to look for security abroad, say Christian community members, church leaders and aid workers.

Cardinal: Muslims, Christians Work for Peace in War Zones
Catholic News Service (21 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians and Muslims should work together to bring peace and reconciliation, especially where the two communities face “the horror of war,” said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

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.

Christian, Muslim Leaders Vow to ‘Walk Hand in Hand’
Catholic News Service (5 December 2014)
ROME (CNS) — Catholic, Anglican, Sunni and Shiite leaders vowed to do all they can to combat “ugly and hideous” distortions of religion, and to involve more women — often the first victims of violence — in official interreligious dialogues.

After Terrorism Conference at Al Azhar, Archbishop Optimistic
Catholic News Service (10 December 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — A Lebanese archbishop expressed optimism regarding the outcome of an international conference on terrorism and extremism, but said it could take decades to see results.

Bishops Urge Arab, Muslim Countries to Preserve Christian Presence
Catholic News Service (16 March 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Catholic bishops urged Arab and Muslim countries to combat terrorism in order to preserve the Christian presence in the Middle East.

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.

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