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An Intrafaith Panel Dialogue on Islam 2013

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Published on Nov 17, 2014

The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Asia Society Texas Center
Houston, TX

"An Intrafaith Panel Dialogue on Islam"

As Houston claims its title as "the most diverse city in the United States," there is a unique opportunity to better understand the depth and breadth of that diversity, what it portends for our city, and how it reflects contemporary America. In response, Asia Society Texas Center and the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University present an evening of intrafaith dialogue featuring four imams representing the Ahmadiyya, African-American, Shia, and Sunni traditions of Islam. Together, they will explore topics such as how cultural and generational nuances manifest themselves in various communities; the role of grace, fellowship, and forgiveness in their traditions; and what they most want those outside Islam to know about their faith.

Featured Speakers:

Imam Wazir Ali
Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid
Al-Qur'an, Houston, TX

Imam Azharr Haneef
Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the United States, Silver Springs, MD

Imam Moustafa al-Qazwini
Founding Director of the Islamic Education Center of Orange County, CA

Imam Zia Shaikh
Islamic Center of Irving, TX

Moderated by Mike Ghouse
President of the Foundation for Pluralism & America Together Foundation

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