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 Christian-Muslim Dialogue looks
forward to a new semester of challenging topics for conversation and growing
understanding. We meet monthly- Saturday
mornings, 10 am – Noon, followed
by a potluck luncheon. Regardless of
one’s religious affiliation, all are
Programs are held at Hunter Presbyterian Church* in Lexington and the Masjid Bilal also in Lexington. Visit this CMD website for details as they arise and for additional events of interest in this area.
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 Interfaith Dialogue Becomes Intra-faith Dialogue: The Dilemma of Dual-Citizenship
When: August 23, 2014
Where: Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY
Description: Dr. Matthew Pierce (Assistant Professor of Religion at Centre College) will explore the possibilities and limitations of a multi-religious identity. Drawing on his own faith journey in both Christianity and Islam, he will discuss how his involvement in interfaith dialogue developed into a commitment to two religious traditions and what that can mean for one’s individual spiritual life.
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