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.
Click here to review 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".
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.
Views from the Upcoming Generation: A Panel Presentation from UK's Muslim Student Association
When: September 20, 2014 (3rd Saturday)
Where: Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY
Description: Muslim students at the University of Kentucky - Emaan Qureshi, Nada Shalash, and Asad Jawaid - will speak of their experiences and of their efforts to build communication and understanding on campus.
A radio show broadcast in September 2011 on the interfaith dialogue. Three faith leaders consider how 9/11 has changed interfaith dialogue in America.
Akbar Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies at American University Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance