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.
Actually, they do.
10/2017: Here is another website that maintains a long list of terrorist condemnations from Muslim leaders and organizations.
10/2017: Article refuting Thomas Friedman and others. Kamran Pasha asks "why does the media ignore reporting on Muslim leaders who speak out?"
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!"
The headlines out of China last week [March 2019] sounded ominous. In strident language not heard in a long time, the head of China’s Protestant church gave a speech supporting the government’s policy of reducing Western influence on religion and making it “more Chinese,” a process dubbed sinicization in English...
Description: How have states in the Middle East and North Africa responded to the War on Terror? While much scholarship has focused on terrorism in the region, there is need for critical studies of Middle Eastern states' counter-terrorism policies. This book addresses that need by investigating Morocco's unique approach to counter-terrorism: the bureaucratization of religion. Morocco's strategy is unique in the degree to which it relies on reforms that seek to make the country's religious institutions into tools for rewarding loyalty and discouraging dissent from religious elites. The implications of the strategy reflect the broader impact of the War on Terror: closing political space and discouraging democratization.
Speaker: Ann Marie Wainscott is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami University where she teaches courses in Middle East politics. She recently served as the American Academy of Religion Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, where she coordinated a research project assessing the contemporary Iraqi religious landscape. Prior to her arrival at USIP, her research analyzed how the War on Terror shapes Muslim-majority states’ domestic and foreign policies. Her book, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She is currently at work on a book about religion and politics in Iraq following the US invasion.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019. 10 A..M. - Noon.
Pot luck lunch to follow. Please bring a dish to share (no pork
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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.