Bishop Mark Sisk, the Episcopal Bishop of New York, posted his thoughts today on the importance of dialogue between Islam and Christianity. His comments are part of “On Faith,”:http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/mark_s_sisk/ a new religion site run by Newsweek and the Washington Post.
Sisk is one of many On Faith panelists who will weigh in from time to time on the issues of the day.
Sisk notes that violence and extreme elements are not the sole province of Islam:
“Christianity too has, and has had, a tradition of violence against non-believers. Seared into Muslim consciousness is the hideous inheritance of the crusades: crusades called for by a predecessor to Pope Benedict XVI, a call that was responded to with alacrity by people all across Western Europe.”