Jordan Denari Duffner is a leading Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations, interreligious dialogue, and anti-Muslim prejudice.
The author of Finding Jesus among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic, Jordan is currently pursuing a PhD in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. Jordan is also an associate of the Bridge Initiative, where she previously worked from 2014 to 2017 as a research fellow studying Islamophobia.
In 2016, Jordan authored the Bridge Initiative report, “Danger and Dialogue: American Catholics Perceptions and Portrayals of Islam,” which included the first nationwide survey of Catholics’ views of Islam. Jordan’s essay on Pope Francis and youth was published in A Pope Francis Lexicon, a 2018 Liturgical Press anthology about Pope Francis and the words he uses. Her forthcoming book on Islamophobia is slated for publication by Orbis Books in 2020.
Jordan’s writing on Islam and Catholicism has appeared in numerous outlets including TIME, The Washington Post, and America. Her 2016 piece on Islamophobia in Living City won a joint 2017 Catholic Press Association First Place Award for best interfaith and ecumenical coverage. A frequent media commentator, Jordan has been appeared on news programs on BBC, Al-Jazeera, and WYPR. Often consulting with journalists, Jordan has given numerous talks on Islamophobia and interfaith dialogue to diverse audiences.
As a Fulbright researcher in Amman, Jordan from 2013 – 2014, she studied the impact of Christian television media on Muslim-Christian relations in Jordan. Jordan lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Chris.
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(The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, positions, or mission of Georgetown University, the Bridge Initiative, or the Fulbright program.)