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Delicate conversations

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As U.S. voters head to the polls tomorrow, another set of partisans will be gathering, hopefully for something rhetorically less than a debate. At long last and two years after Pope Benedict XVI drew a negative response from many in the Muslim world after his Regensburg speech, a group of 24 Muslim scholars will meet 24 Roman Catholic counterparts for a three-day summit. According to the UK Times, the group will gather under the theme "Love of God, Love of Neighbor."

Let us hope this is the first of an annual series of conversations and, in light of the hard knocks the U.S. Muslim community has taken in this election year, may the conversation extend beyond the marbled halls of the Holy See.