Lourdes University hosts Catholic-Muslim Dialogue
Lourdes University is pleased to host the Catholic-Muslim Dialogue: Mary ????: Her Role in the Koran and the Gospels on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Designed to foster mutual knowledge and understanding, panel speakers are Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, representing Catholic thought and Dr. Fatima Al-Hayani representing Islamic thought. Najwa Badawi, Board Member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo and a former ESOL Instructor for Owens Community College, will serve as the moderator. Co-sponsors of the Catholic-Muslim Dialogue are the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Lourdes University Campus Ministry, Sylvania Franciscan Village, The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, The University of Toledo (UT) Muslim Student Association, Corpus Christi University Parish, and the Multi Faith Council of Northwest Ohio. At 6:15 p.m. that day, individuals are invited to attend the re-dedication of the Sisters of St. Francis Peace Pole in its new location on the west side of the Lourdes University dining hall – located near the Franciscan Center. For more information about the Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, please call 419-472-4021. Lourdes University Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.
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