Description: Tony Goodwin is the Kentucky Field Organizer for Amnesty International USA. Tony works with activists, organizations, and educators across the state of Kentucky to build engagement in Amnesty International USA’s campaigns. He received his Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky, focusing on Community and Social Development. In the past, Tony was an organizer with the National Association of Social Workers – Kentucky Chapter, an activist with Students for Justice in Palestine, and worked with disability rights advocates in Bosnia.
Topic: The talk will introduce the audience to Amnesty International USA, human rights, and grassroots advocacy. Attendants will also be filled in on AIUSA’s current human rights campaigns and how to get involved. One of the current human rights crises AI is highlighting is concerning the surveillance and mass detention of the Uighur Muslims in China.
Location: Hunter Presbyterian Church, 109 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY 40503
Date and Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019. 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
A pot luck lunch will follow the presentation. Please bring a dish to share.
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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!"
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.
In a spirit of love and wanting to understand what others' believe..
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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.