On September 28, 2009, St. Joseph's welcomed a very distinguished visitor, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. He met with the Islamic students in Casserly Hall. Cardinal Tauran emphasized the need for inter-religious cooperation at the community level, citing Fr. McGuire and Imam Khalid's positive and long-lasting friendship.
Imam Khalid and the Islamic Center's PR director, Haroon Moghul, offered to help in furthering the Cardinal's mission of strengthening inter-religious relationships that go beyond mere tolerance. Cardinal Tauran went further to say that true friendship is when we acknowledge the good in others—that’s the basis of true and lasting peace between people of different faiths and cultures.
Here are photos from that visit, courtesy of parishioner George Goss.