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.

University of


Kentucky "Year of


the Middle East"


series


Click here to view the series of presentations and events that the UK College of Arts and Sciences has during the fall of 2014.


Presentations in September included Dr. John Esposito on "The Future of Islam" and Dr. Oliver Leaman on "Modern Islamic Art". In an October presentation, American efforts to further a "peace process" in the Middle East have instead exacerbated the conflict, according to Rashid Khalida.

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


Check out our schedule for the spring semester


When: January 2015


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


Description:  Event descriptions coming soon. 

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. 


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/



In Memory of


Herman Heise


Herm Heise, husband of former steering committee member Roz Heise, passed away in Lexington on December 5, 2015. Herm was a loyal supporter of CMD, and will be missed.


Those who wish can send a card to 


Roz Heise
4268 Steamboat Rd. 
Lexington, 405014.