Understanding


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.

Christian Muslim Dialogue of Lexington, KY

We hope that when you are in the Lexington KY area, you can join us!

Our Mission


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.

Events



Title:Islamaphobia Revisited


When: February 28, 2015, 10AM


Where:  Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY


Description:  Panel presentation with Shahied Rashid, Imam of Masjid Bilal; Ms. Roula Allouch, Attorney and Representative to Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Ronald Walker, Assistant US Attorney General, Eastern Region of Kentucky.

From "Interfaith


Voices" public radio:


What is a caliphate?


How is the Christian Trinity


"One God"?


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.

Why don't Muslim leaders speak out against ISIS and terrorism?


Actually, they do. 


​1/11/15:  46 examples of Muslim outrage at Paris shootings

Stories you won't typically find on Fox News or CNN


11/14/14: http://goo.gl/o6CKRs

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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_attitudes_towards_terrorism

https://twitter.com/hashtag/notinmyname


http://muslimsagainstterror.com/  "From Nigeria To The World: We Denounce Terror!"


9/24/14:http://lettertobaghdadi.com/14/english-v14.pdf


9/24/14:  http://www.religionnews.com/2014/09/24/100-plus-muslims-scholars-refute-isis-ideology/


9/26/14: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/muslims-in-france-protest-against-extremism/


8/2/14: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/08/02/Indonesian-Muslim-Leaders-Condemn-ISIS-The-Public-Have-to-be-Critical


9/20/14: http://rt.com/news/189168-german-muslims-protest-isis/



Islamaphobia in


America, a Gallup


discussion



Interesting link to "Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West", from Gallup.com.


http://www.gallup.com/poll/157082/islamophobia-understanding-anti-muslim-sentiment-west.aspx

UK Muslim


Student


Association


Upcoming program of interest


Click here to download the flier for the March 12 talk by Imam Suhaib Webb, at Memorial Hall on University of Kentucky's campus. scheduled to start at 6pm.  Webb is the Imam of  the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC).


Hope you can come!