The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of the online series Catholics & Muslims: History, Theology, Encounters, starting on 21 July 2021 at 6pm CDT (Central Daylight Time) / 1am Rome time.
The 1965 Vatican II document Nostra Aetate encouraged Catholics and Muslims to “forget the past” and focus on a more positive future together, one based on dialogue and cooperation. In this series will be examined Nicholas of Cusa’s approach to the Qur’an (Prof. Pim. Valkenberg, 21 July); the history of Mary as a bridge or barrier in Christian relations with Muslims (Prof. Rita George-Tvrtković, 18 August); and St. Francis and Pope Francis as models of fraternal encounter (Prof. Jason Welle, 8 September).
The series is organized by the Lumen Christi Institute and the American Cusanus Society, with PISAI, the Australian Catholic University, and a number of other institutions as co-sponsors. For registration and more information visit: