From January 18, 2024

In 2006, I was invited to travel to Istanbul, Turkey as part of a small group of Christians seeking to better understand Islamic culture by engaging in dialogue with Sufi Muslims. I was drawn to three people from the United States who were part of the group interested in interfaith dialogue. One was an artist, an icon painted who studied the “writing” of icons under Brother Robert Lenz, OFM. The other was a professor of religion and theological studies at St. Edward’s University in Austen, Texas, and his wife.