Suzanne Sataline reports for the Wall Street Journal that Archbishop Timothy Dolan has called for dialogue with New York’s Muslim clerics. That’s probably a good idea, but more will be necessary to promote interreligious harmony in New York.
Dolan’s call for dialogue comes against a background of the incendiary debate about the mosque and Islamic community center planned to be built two blocks from Ground Zero. On the one side, many argue that building the mosque is an unnecessary act of provocation; many on the other side argue that it is a good time to demonstrate what is meant by tolerance in America. When significant personages such as the archbishop opine, claims of protest and support, from one side and the other, are generally heard.
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