What follows is a brief exploration of three major challenges facing Christian-Muslim couples, and indeed most interfaith couples: negotiating boundaries, praying together and raising children.
On Saturday night, retreatants participated in an activity designed to get them thinking about boundaries.
Where can priests and campus ministers go when called upon to counsel the small but growing number of such couples?
And Christian-Muslim couples truly are in need of especially sensitive and informed pastoral care.
(The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism has just published an exellent document, Pastoral Guidelines for Muslim-Christian Marriages.)The dearth of resources, combined with the reluctance of many imams and pastors even to broach the subject, has left Christian-Muslim couples at a loss.