Saturday morning monthly programs (usually the 4th Saturday of the month) start at 10AM ET and feature speakers, panels, or films and active discussions that open new perspectives on relevant issues. Given the tenor of the times, the major program emphasis is on relations between Christians and Muslims, but people of all faiths, all cultures and backgrounds are welcome to participate in positive and construction discussion.
A potluck lunch follows each program, offering a chance to share a meal and conversation with persons never before met. Countless friendships have been so formed.
Click here to view the series of presentations and events that the UK College of Arts and Sciences has during the fall of 2014.
Presentations in September included Dr. John Esposito on "The Future of Islam" and Dr. Oliver Leaman on "Modern Islamic Art". In an October presentation, American efforts to further a "peace process" in the Middle East have instead exacerbated the conflict, according to Rashid Khalida.
The Muslim Christian Dialogue promotes understanding and mutual respect between Christians and Muslims. It explores historical, political and cultural factors that have shaped the current context and have contributed to the views we hold today. Through discussion and reflection, it believes that all can counter prejudices and inflammatory rhetoric and help raise the tenor of the dialogue. In the end, the CMD promotes one’s personal and collective responsibility to build a more open and accepting community at home, contributing to a more just and peaceful world.
Check out our schedule for the spring semester
When: January 2015
Where: Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY
Description: Event descriptions coming soon.
A 30 minute segment from "Interfaith Voices" September 11 2014. Two writers say ISIS's interpretation of Islamic law would be deeply unattractive to most caliphs of history. Click here to listen.
Also, author Stephen Prothero talks about the Christianity Trinity. Click here to listen to an 18 minute segment. He says that Christianity is always changing, a "dizzying diversity" of interpretations and practices.
Actually, they do.
Muslim Initiatives Against Extremism, from PBS
8/21/14: http://goo.gl/zyo93R Top Muslim Leaders And Groups -- Like The Organization of Islamic Cooperation -- Have Condemned The Islamic State
http://muslimsagainstterror.com/ "From Nigeria To The World: We Denounce Terror!"
Herm Heise, husband of former steering committee member Roz Heise, passed away in Lexington on December 5, 2015. Herm was a loyal supporter of CMD, and will be missed.
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