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


Actually, they do. 


1/26/16.  The Marrakesh Declaration, a conference "with God’s help and providence, aims to begin the historic revival of the objectives and aims of the Charter of Medina, taking into account global and international treaties and utilizing enlightening, innovative case studies that are good examples of working towards pluralism. "


11/18/2015:  An ABCreport on Chicago Muslims imams speak out against the Paris attacks.


11/14/2015: http://qz.com/550104/muslims-around-the-world-condemn-terrorism-after-the-paris-attacks/


3/27/15:  An article from Huffington Post about imams fighting the ideological war. Read an anti-ISIS magazine put together by these imams here.


8/14:  Beliefnet.com also pulled together a list like this.


​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

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/



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.

Christian Muslim Dialogue of Lexington, KY

February 27, 2016


Downloadable Spring 2016 flyer

Topic: "History of Islam in America"


Speaker: Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Kentucky. Q&A to follow the presentations. The public is welcome!


Time: 10 am, with potluck lunch to follow.  Please bring a dish, dessert or drink to share.


Location: Masjid (Mosque) Bilal ibn Rabah, 1545 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505

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



Interesting links


about the history of


Islam in America


PBS' History Detectives did a segment on the subject. Click here. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_United_States 


http://www.islam101.com/history/muslim_us_hist.html

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.

Support two 


outstanding groups


here in Lexington

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Kentucky Refugee


Ministries


http://kyrm.org/


Get involved! Here is how you can help. http://kyrm.org/refugee-crisis-how-you-can-help-kentucky/


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Interfaith Alliance of


the Bluegrass


http://www.interfaithalliance.org/Bluegrass/



Other web sites


urging interfaith


dialogue 


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

* the Washington Theological Consortium has an interesting website and bibliography


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Click here for the July 29, 2015 article at the Christian Science Monitor about churches and mosques working together in New York City.