A Muslim chaplain and a Roman Catholic priest will address "Catholic-Muslim Relations Today" during a lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, at the Jessing Center on the campus of the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St., Columbus.

A Muslim chaplain and a Roman Catholic priest will address "Catholic-Muslim Relations Today" during a lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, at the Jessing Center on the campus of the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St., Columbus.

The Rev. Dennis D. McManus, and Imam Yahya Hendi, both of Georgetown University, will offer their insights into the current state of Catholic-Muslim relations during the fifth annual lecture in World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue of the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Reservations are requested and should be made with Sandy Antes by Friday, April 10, at 985-2497 or by e-mail to santes@pcj.edu.

Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown, the first American university to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain. He also is the Muslim chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center and serves on the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of North America. His master's and doctorate work at Hartford Seminary are in comparative religions, with interests in Christianity, Judaism, and interreligious relations.

The Rev. McManus completed a master's degree in historical ethics at Georgetown University and a doctorate in historical theology at Drew University. He has taught in secondary schools and universities for 30 years, including courses in theology, liturgy and interreligious dialogue.

Founded in 1973, the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus is a collaborative effort of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (United Methodist Church), the Pontifical College Josephinum (Roman Catholic Church), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and affiliate member Bexley Hall Seminary (Episcopal Church in the USA).