Speaker: Dr. Dina Badie, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies, Centre College
Description:She is an expert on foreign/US affairs and will lead a discussion on the prospects for peace under the Trump administration
Location: Masjid (Mosque) Bilal ibn Rabah, 1545 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505
Lunch: Potluck lunch to follow. Please bring a dish, dessert or drink to share.
When visiting the Mosque -
* Women should dress modestly (for example, no shorts or mini dresses)
* Shoes should be removed inside the door, before entering the meeting area
* Non-Muslim women are not required to cover their hair.
Click here for our discussion guidelines.
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.
In a spirit of love and wanting to understand what others' believe..
* http://www.acommonword.com/ - Christian Muslim
* http://www.interfaithdialog.org/ - Christian, Muslim, Jew
Click here for the July 29, 2015 article at the Christian Science Monitor about churches and mosques working together in New York City.
Is it good to live in a multicultural society? - debate.org
Is multiculturalism a better social model than assimilation? debatepedia.org
Multiculture, yes; cultural relativism, no. Fortheloveofwisdom.net
Spain before 1492 - first and second class cititzens - from BBC.UK
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.
article from NY Times, Dec 5, 2016
"American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance."
Actually, they do.
Responses to Orlando: http://orlandostatement.com/ and this interfaith response from Georgetown University
6/13/16: "As people of faith, we believe that all human beings have the right to safety and security and that each and every human life is inviolable." - from the Orlando Statement, undersigned by over 400 Muslim leaders in the US, in response to the Orlando murders.
3/24/16: Presenting a contrasting view, a med student writes in the Huffington Post that Muslims should never have to apologize for terrorist acts, over whiich Muslims have no control.
1/26/16. The Marrakesh Declaration is a statement of support by more than 250 Muslim religious, state, and education leaders, defending the rights of religious minorities in majority Islamic countries.
11/18/2015: An ABCreport on Chicago Muslims imams speak out against the Paris attacks.
8/14: Beliefnet.com also pulled together a list like this.
Stories you won't typically find on Fox News or CNN
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!"