The Rev. Thomas Michel, S.J., offered a discussion on the challenges of anti-Islamic sentiment in American churches and society, as the featured speaker for the Nov. 16 Ecumenical Interreligious Luncheon at Sacred Heart School of Theology.
Fr. Michel, who is currently serving on the Academic Council of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, gave a talk entitled, “A Catholic Priest among Muslims: What I Have Learned.”
Fr. Michel holds the Wade Chair at Marquette University. He has previously served at the Asia Desk of the Vatican Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, as both Ecumenical Secretary and as Head of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences, and as Secretary for Interreligious Dialogues in Rome. Students, faculty, and staff attended the presentation.