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IAP 2006 Activity

Christians and Muslims in Political Dialogue - Is There Hope for Peace?
Suheil Laher, Mako Nagasawa
Thu Jan 19, 07-09:00pm, w20-201 -West Lounge

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 30 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

Sudan, Palestine, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Filippines: places of tension between Muslims and Christians. With Christian and Muslim fundamentalist movements afoot worldwide, this is even more of a concern. But historically, in some times and places, these two groups peacefully co-existed. Why? How did they read their sacred texts? And can Christians and Muslims today articulate a vision of political tolerance, even pluralism? Or are they moved by their texts into an intolerant, theocratic politics, making peace unlikely? This first session in Jan. will be a statement of the problems and concerns, a brief historical overview, and a treatment of key texts in the New Testament and the Qu'ran. Three future sessions will focus on areas of concern in the world: Sudan (Feb), Palestine (Mar), TBD (Apr).
Contact: Suheil Laher, w20-201 (west lounge)
Sponsor: Asian Christian Fellowship
Cosponsor: Muslim Chaplaincy
Latest update: 12-Jan-2006

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