August 10, 2013 (Ypsilanti, MI) – The “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” conference began today by laying the groundwork for the debates later. Al Kresta spoke on “The Big Difference” between Islam and Christianity, and Andrew Bieszad on “Common and Rocky Ground.”
Andrew Bieszad, in his talk again detailed contrasts between Christianity and Islam, and then outlined options for coexistence, for example, conversion of the Muslim world through Our Lady of Fatima. Formal consecration of Russia to Mary may be the way to conversion.
Problems in the West make it seem that only a miracle could save the West from Islamicization. “But Jesus is the living God of miracles…. He gave his mother to us as a great intercessor. It is she who put the crescent of Islam under her foot.”
Biezsad ended by encouraging us all to petition the Holy Father to make a formal consecration of Russia to Our Lady of Fatima, and a plea for Mary to pray for us.