Loving Islam taught her to love Catholicism all the more

If you’d like to be inspired by a bright, young adult Catholic, you’ll want to meet Jordan Denari. Jordan is a 24-year-old research fellow at The Bridge Initiative, a new project at Georgetown University to promote Muslim-Christian understanding. U.S. Catholic magazine has just published a profile of her that I wrote.

This is the story of a woman who grew to embrace and love her own Catholic faith the more she came to understand and respect Islam. A snippet:

Denari developed friendships with Muslim students while attending Georgetown as an undergrad. This led to conversations and experiences that motivated her to learn more about both their faith and her own. “I saw how committed Muslims are to prayer and also to community,” she says. “It pushed me to be better with my prayer life.” She went on an Ignatian prayer retreat, signed up for classes on Christianity, and joined a scripture reflection group. “I wanted to know why Catholics do what we do and believe what we believe. The answers I got were very powerful.”

The full article is here.


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