Cardinal Timothy Dolan to host religious summit on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel

Grand Marshall Cardinal Timothy Dolan makes his way up 5th Avenue during New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2015 in New York City.

Grand Marshall Cardinal Timothy Dolan makes his way up 5th Avenue during New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will host a special “Religious Summit” Tuesday, March 31, on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM that will examine the rise of religious intolerance around the world.

Cardinal Dolan, who hosts a weekly show on The Catholic Channel, will be joined in the SiriusXM studios by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of the Park Avenue Synagogue, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the founder of the Cordoba Initiative, and Rev. A.R. Bernard, Sr., the founder and CEO of the Christian Cultural Center.

The atrocities being committed by radical groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram have brought the discussion on religious persecution and intolerance to the forefront of the news cycle. These religious leaders will share their perspectives on the subject – in the context of events both current and past – and discuss what can be done to counteract a growing crisis.

The one-hour special will air live at 2:00 pm ET on The Catholic Channel, which is available to listeners nationwide on satellite radios (channel 129) on the SiriusXM app and at

“We are grateful to Cardinal Dolan and his guests for engaging in this important and timely discussion,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “This is a topic that is resonating with people around the globe. To hear from these influential religious leaders will be compelling and hopefully spark meaningful conversation among people from all walks of life.”

Cardinal Dolan has been Archbishop of New York since 2009. He has served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and chairman of Catholic Relief Services, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. He hosts his weekly SiriusXM show, Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, every Tuesday.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the founder and Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, which strives to enhance Muslim-western relations, framing the Muslim experience of the West and the western expression of Islam in fellowship with peoples of all beliefs and faiths. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, serves as an advisor to the Interfaith Center of New York, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Council of 100 Leaders (Islamic-West dialogue). Imam Feisal was formerly the Imam of Masjid Al-Farah mosque in New York City.

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove is a leading voice in the Conservative Movement and the Jewish community-at-large. A member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, he is also an officer of the New York Board of Rabbis and a member of the Board of UJA-Federation of New York. Rabbi Cosgrove serves as Rabbinical Advisor on Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also hosts Righteous Radio with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove Sundays at 9:00 am ET on SiriusXM Insight, channel 121.

A. R. Bernard, Sr. is the Founder and CEO of Christian Cultural Center located in Brooklyn, New York. He has served as President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians. Recently, Rev. Bernard has founded the Christian Community Relations Council (CCRC) which is a NY based not-for-profit that will serve as a central resource and coordinating body for congregations and community organizations. He currently sits on the NYC Economic Development Cooperation Board and served on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2014 Transition Team. He is a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Urban View, channel 126.

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