Does Quran Promote Violence?
Event: Does Quran Promote Violence?
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Who: Concerned Americans and doubting Muslims
Presenters: A clergy each from Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Methodists, Mormon, Sikh, Unitarian and an Atheist.
Observers: Muslim clergy from Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya traditions
Organized by: The Center for Pluralism & World Muslim Congress
Sponsoring Organizations: To be added.
Purpose: It is for busting the myths about Quran. In the Middle Ages, European leaders commissioned a hostile Quran translation to foster warfare against Muslim invaders. Later, Muslim leaders produced another translation to inflame Muslims against Christians and Jews. It was all for politics. It is time to clarify it.
This Seminar serves dual purpose in demystifying the myths.
1. Examines Violent Verses in Quran
2. A Confidence builder for doubting Muslims.
Quran is a book of guidance for the whole of humanity to build orderly societies. The Quran is about building cohesive societies and not exclusive societies. The Quran is not about governing other people but living in harmony with all of God’s creation. In effect Quran tells you to mind your own business and let others mind theirs.
If you are a “doubting Muslim” about Quran, this seminar is for you. Many a Muslims seem to be faith deficient. Shamefully a few Muslim scholars have deliberately misinterpreted 60 verses to make Allah un-friendly towards Jews and Christians. This needs to be fixed. Here is an article at Dallas Morning News.
Where did we go wrong, and how can we fix the problem?
At the Center for Pluralism our goal is build cohesive societies where no human has to live in apprehension, tension or fear the other. www.CenterforPluralism.com
The World Muslim Congress is a think tank. It is about Muslims and their civic responsibilities in creating a dignified religious, social and civic space for themselves in the community of faiths. We do not distinguish between a Sunni, Shia, Ahmadiyya, WD Muhammad, Ismaili, Bohra or the subsets of each group, all believe in God, the Prophet and the accountability of their actions and whoever calls himself or herself a Muslim is a Muslim. This is our world and our God collectively.
We invite volunteers and sponsors for this program.