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