Jordan Denari has been featured in the news media for her work in Muslim-Christian relations and inter-religious dialogue. Read and listen to interviews with Jordan from American Catholic Radio, the Catholic News Service, and Georgetown University.
“Interreligious dialogues: A student-directed effort at Georgetown”
Georgetown University: October 4, 2011
“I feel like my experience at Georgetown has really been shaped by my interaction with the Muslim community. Seeing the beauty in that community has helped me look for that in Catholicism.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers” (Radio)
American Catholic Radio: September 5, 2011
“I was really upset post-9/11 that I was seeing such a poor portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the media, and I didn’t know many Muslims in high school, but the few that I did didn’t fit the profile or the stereotype that was being perpetuated in the media, and I was really frustrated by that. That’s why I started to get interested in Islam and interreligious dialogue and creating better understanding of Muslims in the West.”
“Interreligious dialogue is important to create peace and harmony and prevent conflict and things like that. But I think it’s also so important because it can be enriching to us as Catholics because we do have things that we can learn from others who aren’t Catholic or Christian.”
“Muslim, Catholic students learn about others’ faith—and their own”
Catholic News Service: May 11, 2011
She said the on-campus residence with 24 Christian and Muslim students provides plenty of opportunities for “unstructured dialogue,” which, as she put it, “often happens when I should be studying for my econ(omics) exam.” (Discussing Georgetown’s Muslim Interest Living Community.)
Jordan was quoted along with Eboo Patel, the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core.