CAIR-Chicago staff hosted civil leaders from Singapore for a discussion on Muslim-American issues and activism.
On Sept 12, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor as saying: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and you will find things that are evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Muslims all over the world took offense by these words. Emotions flared, civil discord grew and in some instances, violence ensued. Confusion and unanswered questions are now prevalent on both sides. In the midst of all the misunderstanding, one certainty remains… dialogue is eminent. Let’s talk!
As tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East, it is more important than ever for Western Evangelical Christians to begin a theological dialogue with Muslim theologians and leaders.
What: “Being Muslim in America” – Muslim brothers and sisters share their experiences followed by dialogue and Iftar. All community members of different faiths are welcome.
When people walk by a coffee shop near a university, they are not usually surprised to see an open mike session.
To repair the relationship between America and the Muslim world, citizens and leaders on both sides must confront stereotypes and miscommunications, a panel of five experts said Tuesday night.
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