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Building Bridges | A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue

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The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson St

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Conversations that Matter is a program that takes on issues that are important to all of us as a community. We seek to provide a safe space where diverse perspectives will be represented at each conversation. Our goals are to strengthen communities through respectful listening and dialogue; to build bridges of understanding between people of diverse experiences; to discover our common hopes and dreams.

Building Bridges | A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue
At The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
Sunday, March 26 at 1:30 pm

With recent political decisions to attempt to ban Muslims and refugees from entering this nation for a better life or even for safety, what is our role in responding as people of faith? As a nation founded upon principles of religious freedom and enshrined in our Constitution, what are the duties of a Christian majority in defending the freedom of religious minorities? Fear is a highly controlling force that plays a major role in the narrative around Muslims – and a lack of common understanding about Islam as a religion often fuels the fire of fear.

At this moment in time, this a vital “Conversation” for us to share. Join us as discuss ...

  • what our faiths share in common;

  • the "Muslim experience" in this country;

  • ways that we can support each other in our communities as people of faith;

  • ways that Christians and Muslims can work together to strive for peace, justice and understanding in our communities and the greater world.


SPEAKERS:
The Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director for the Interfaith Center of New York, an organization that works to overcome prejudice, violence, and misunderstanding by activating the power of the city’s grassroots religious and civic leaders and their communities.

Dr. Hussein Rashid, Professor of Religion at Barnard College and the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency.

The Rev. Masud ibn Syedullah, TSSF, a founding member of the Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Audience Q&A after speakers presentations.

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