Brent Society Lecture to Focus on Dialog Between Christianity, Islam

Dr. Ahmed Moen from the Islamic Center in Washington will discuss "Christianity and Islam: Dialog and Cooperation" at an Oct. 14 meeting of the Brent Society. The lecture will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Vienna beginning at 8 p.m. Dr. Moen, who has served as a teaching professor at Johns Hopkins and Howard Universities and as a consultant to the Peace Corps and World Bank. He is a member of the Peace and Development Committee of the Swedish Institute for Life and Peace and also of the Foundation of Ethiopian Muslims in North America. Dr. Moen has written on Islam, on the common values of modern societies, and on regard for human dignity as both an obligation and as a foundation for justice. The Brent Society is an organization of Catholic men and women in the Arlington Diocese who seek to enrich their spiritual lives by brining their faith into their daily working lives. Its activity in this instance responds to the call of Pope John Paul II for openness to dialogue and cooperation with all the great world religions and for witness to our common conviction regarding the dignity of the human person as expressed in "Centesimus Annus" and other papal encyclicals. Following his talk, Dr. Moen will respond to questions and will consider the status of Vatican-Moslem cooperation in connection with anti-life initiatives of the United States within the ambit of United Nations activity. Our Lady of Good Counsel School is located at 8601 Wolftrap Rd. (off Route 123 near Tysons Corner). The meeting is open to the public. For further information on the Brent Society and its activities, contact society president Michael Flach at 703/841-2590; or membership chairman Mary Meade at 703/255-3939. Copyright ?1997 Arlington Catholic Herald, Inc. All rights reserved.

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