Free and public interfaith program: “Facing Our Fears About Islam”

August 20, 2008

“Facing Our Fears about Islam”

A free and public Fall 2008 program presented by the
Commission on Christian Muslim Relations

Co-sponsored by the Muslim Catholic Alliance, Nazareth College
and the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue

“This series will use a combination of videos and outside speakers to focus on the fears non-Muslims tend to have about Muslims and Islam. These fears are often triggered by media use of words and images. We will look at these words and images to see where the problems lie and to work out together ways of addressing them.”

Dates: Monday evenings, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2008 
Time: 7-8:30pm
Place: Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Road, Brighton

Click here for a map and directions

Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
“What Shapes American Views of Islam?”
Facilitator: Emil Homerin, Professor Religion and Classics, University of Rochester

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008
“Media Images of Islam: Fact and Myth”
Facilitator: Dr. Melanie May, Vice President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008
“Overcoming Our Fears of the “Other’”
: Rev. Gordon Webster, Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester
Brief focusing talk, 30 minutes for break-out sessions; 30 minutes for plenary gathering.

For more information:
Deacon George Dardess, PH.D.
or call 585-442-0117