Islam for Catholics 101
March 5, 2015 Presenter: Natana J. DeLong-Bas at Boston College – School of Theology and Ministry.
This presentation covers major themes in Islam, including the role of the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad, the 5 Pillars, and common beliefs and scriptural ties between Islam and Christianity. Specific attention is given to the status of Jesus and where Muslims and Christians agree and disagree. We also address issues of contemporary concern, including the status of women, Islamic law, jihad—what it is and isn’t—and interfaith dialogue and relations.