U.S.-Iran Relations: A Way Forward Through Religious Dialogue

People gawked as Catholic bishops and Iranian ayatollahs amicably walked the streets of Rome together in June 2016. Many wondered what happened when they sat together behind closed doors to discuss nuclear weapons, the use of force, and terrorism.
Panelists discussed the results of the encounter between U.S. Catholic bishops and five Iranian religious leaders that took place June 5 to 10, 2016, in Rome. This encounter built on an earlier visit by U.S. bishops to Qom, Iran, (Iran’s holy city) in March 2014. Georgetown's John Borelli introduced the event, and Kelsey Davenport of the Arms Control Association moderated.

This event was co-sponsored by the Arms Control Association, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of International Justice and Peace.

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