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CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM:  FRIENDSHIP AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

Religion has often been used to separate people and demonize those of another faith tradition. We believe, however, that a deep understanding of both Christianity and Islam will lead to the rejection of violence and extremism and affirmation of peace and coexistence. This webinar will explore these paths that Muslims and Christians can walk together in friendship to build the peaceful world that God had intended. Our distinguished panelists of academics and religious leaders from Iran and the US will lead us in this important discussion at this critical moment:

Sep. 30th from 8 AM-9:30 AM 

Moderator: The Right Reverend John Bryson Chane D.D., 8th Bishop of Washington DC ret., and Senior Advisor for Interreligious Dialogue, Washington National Cathedral

Professor Gholamreza Aavani, Iranian Academy of Sciences
Professor John Hare, Department of Philosophy, Yale University
Professor Fatima Tofighi, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies University of Religions, Pardisan, Qom (Iran) Dr. Daisy Khan, (Founder of Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE))
Grand Ayatollah Ebrahim Jannaati (video message from Iran)

Questions Facilitators: Charles Randall Paul, President, Foundation for Religious Diplomacy; Bahman Baktiari, Executive Director, The Baskerville Institute

This webinar includes live translation from English to Farsi

This webinar will be broadcast live on the Civic Friendship Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Watch a live conversation between some religious leaders in Iran and in America on September 30th.  It is a rare event that you will find enlightening.  Take a look at the invitation below and click on the pre-regisration to be able to view and send questions during the event.  We are sponsoring with various helpful partners a serious of these conversations that will be viewed widely in Iran as well as the USA.  Hope you can join the event.  Thanks for your interest over the years in building trust and good will between religious rivals.