After my post yesterday, the Patheos Muslim channel responded magnanimously in two posts: “Summer of Our Discontent,” by Rabia Chaudry, and “I am Proud to be of Christian and Muslim Heritage,” by Precious Rasheeda Muhhamad. I thank them for their attention and concern.
I would like add a slightly dated source: Pope Francis’ address to an inter-faith group from Argentina that met in the Vatican this past February. In it, Francis offers a key genealogical and theological lesson regarding Abrahamic religious ancestry that unites Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
I will strive to seek out a more productive and salutary culture of encounter, even as I mourn the vicious encounters between ISIS and their victims, and the violence and suffering that are far too easy to find these days.
Where there are wounds, may we seek healing.