For Individual or Small Group Study
Who Is My Neighbor? is a resource we created to provide a basic introduction to Islam for Catholics. The first three chapters introduce readers to the origins, beliefs and practices of Islam. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss the issues of war, shari'a law and the role of women. The final chapter offers strategies for learning more, building relationships, and taking action for peace.
64 pp., with discussion guidelines and questions.
Please take a look, and consider asking your parish to host a study series. Or invite friends to join you for an independent conversation. If you run into questions you can't answer during the study email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get an answer to you before your next session. In Minnesota we can also help facilitate in person.
You can download the book here and read it on your device or print it out. It is also available as a free iBook. If you prefer to purchase copies they are available here for $7 apiece for 1-4 copies or $5 apiece for 5 or more copies with free shipping. Books are coil-bound to lie flat and sent via media mail. Large print available soon.
“This is a respectful and insightful approach to introducing Catholics to Islam. It skillfully uses Catholic cultural and religious experience to make Muslims’ beliefs, traditions and practices understandable. The book provides healthy guidelines for discussion and the questions at the end of each chapter invite good reflection and conversation. Who Is My Neighbor? is concise, readable, timely - and very much needed.”
Gene A. Scapanski, S.T.D., retired
Former Dean, School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN