Category Archives: Muslim Christian relations

The Qur’an: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an In preparation for the discussion, we were provided with excerpts from the chapter ‘Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ’ in Abdullah Saeed, Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-first-century, a contextualist approach, … Continue reading

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The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an

The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an Part A The phrase “Word(s) of God” (Kalam Ullah) occurs in the following verses: Praenotanda ‘Word’ The root QAL can mean just ‘words’ or ‘God’s words’ or ‘Word’ of God. (Kalam Ullah) It can be … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular Letter, 8 January 2005

Dear Friends, This is a circular letter. Rather than remaining silent at this time of the year I wanted to wish you every happiness and success in 2005. I also wanted to share with you just some of the things … Continue reading

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Bali Bombing, re homily at St Patrick’s

“A NATION PAUSES TO SHARE ITS GRIEF.” “The Age,” Monday, October 21, 2002, p. 1, by Steve Waldron, Garry Barker, Melissa Fyfe  “All day long they came, in twos and threes and larger groups, until they numbered in their hundreds. Drawn by a … Continue reading

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Muslims and Christians praying together?

Some reflections on Muslims and Christians meditating and praying together.                         John R Dupuche, 2014 The most basic point is the meaning of the word ‘God”. In the Gospel of St … Continue reading

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Milestones and Signposts in Interfaith Relations: the View from Christianity

Milestones and Signposts in Interfaith Relations: the View from Christianity  I would like to approach this theme by looking at two outstanding figures, Francis of Assisi and Pope John XXIII. I will say a few words about their lives and … Continue reading

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Qur’anic verses on punishment

 A study of Qur’anic verses on punishment God warns the people against the possibility of punishment. Surah Ta Ha (20), 134 If We had destroyed them through punishment before this Messenger came, they would have said, ‘Lord, if only You … Continue reading

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Qur’anic verses on Paradise – a commentary

A study of Qur’an verses on Paradise Surah Al-Waqi’ah [56], 11-40: They are the ones brought nigh, in Gardens of bliss – many from those of old and few from those of later times – upon embroidered couches, reclining upon … Continue reading

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Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi

  Contemporary of Rumi – St Francis of Assisi Prelude             The seventh and eighth centuries CE allowed easy converse between Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It was only with the subsequent involvement of the state with religious questions that these … Continue reading

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude

 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ISLAM – the fundamental attitude by Rev. Dr John Dupuche The following pages show both the fundamental attitude of the Catholic Church towards Islam and the manner in which this attitude is being lived out in practice … Continue reading

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The Prophet Muhammad: lessons for our day

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)[1]: lessons for our day Rev. Dr John Dupuche Introduction The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), states with regard to Islam: “… the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst … Continue reading

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‘Discipleship’ in Islam and Christianity, a discussion

The figures of Muhammad and Jesus are very different. So too is the nature of discipleship in Islam and Christianity. See Reflections on discipleship in the Qur’an,                           … Continue reading

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The person of Jesus Christ: the great debate between Islam and Christianity, ‘Surat Al-‘Ikhlāş

The person of Jesus Christ: the great debate between Islam and Christianity One of the most significant points of difference between Christians and Muslims is their different understanding of the nature of Jesus Christ. Who is he, what is he? … Continue reading

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How is Mary, the mother of Jesus, presented in the Qur’an

Mary, the mother of Jesus is highly venerated both in Christianity and in Islam. She can be a point of unity and reconciliation between these two great religions.  Reflections on Mary – Maryam in the Qur’an, held on 1st November … Continue reading

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The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an

Reflections on the account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an,  at the Janssen Spirituality Centre, 22 Woodvale Rd, Boronia. 12 December 2015 The Mela Interfaith Association (MIA) seeks to promote the bonds of friendship between members of different … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony Accord, speech in Parliament House, Melbourne

Speech by John Dupuche on the occasion of the signing of the Living in Harmony Accord, in Queen’s Hall, Parliament of Victoria, 30 March 2005 At the conclusion of Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on the first anniversary of the … Continue reading

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The meaning of ‘jihad’ in the Qur’an

Reflections on the Qur’an, ‘ Five groups of verses about fighting in God’s cause[1] on 6 September 2014 at the Janssen Spirituality Centre, Boronia.  The Mela Interfaith Association (MIA) seeks to promote the bonds of friendship between members of different … Continue reading

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2003, ‘Sufism and Hesychasm’, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church,….

‘Sufism and Hesychasm’, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church, Vol.3 Liturgy and Life. Strathfield, NSW: St Paul’s Publications, 2003. Bronwen Neil, Geoffrey D. Dunn and Lawrence Cross (eds.). pp.335-344. Frm the introduction: “At the Orientale Lumen Conference of … Continue reading

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