WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23 9:20 a.m. | Christians, Muslims and Mary
From Liza Sanchez
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DIALOGUE AND ACTION: SYNODALITY AS JOURNEYING TOGETHER
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23
Religions in Service of Fraternity on Our World
9:20 a.m. | Christians, Muslims and Mary
Rita George-Tvrtković, Ph.D.Professor of Theology, Benedictine University and Appointed Member, Pontifical Interfaith Commission
The Vatican II document Nostra Aetate (1965) acknowledged that Christians and Muslims share a devotion to Mary. But did Christians always view Mary as a bridge figure? A few medieval Latins stressed concord between the two Marys, but others raised the Virgin on military standards in battles against Muslims. This talk will consider the shared Mary of the Bible and Qur’an, plus her diverse roles in Christian-Muslim relations through history, where she has shifted back and forth from bridge to barrier and back again.