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.
The Frankfort Chapter of the United Nations Association is launching its 33rd year of providing free international education programs to the community.
Dr. Michael Cairo, Associate Professor of Political Science and director of the International Affairs program at Transylvania University, will address the Frankfort Chapter of UNA on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library. His topic is "Why Can't They Get Along? Understanding the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict."
The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend.
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.
Views from the Upcoming Generation: A Panel Presentation from UK's Muslim Student Association
When: September 20, 2014 (3rd Saturday)
Where: Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY
Description: Muslim students at the University of Kentucky will speak of their experiences and of their efforts to build communication and understanding on campus.
A radio show broadcast in September 2011 on the interfaith dialogue. Three faith leaders consider how 9/11 has changed interfaith dialogue in America.
Akbar Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies at American University Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance