A Dialogue of Differences: Illinois Muslim Students Sponsor Interfaith Discussion

October 23, 2003

Source: Daily Illini


On October 23, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "as a part of Islamic Awareness week, the Muslim Student Association sponsored an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians Wednesday evening at the Chemistry Annex on campus. The purpose of the dialogue called 'Building Bridges,' was to bring different faiths together, said Omar Galahari, executive board member of the Muslim Student Association... Professor Kenneth Cuno, associate professor of history and director of the program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, wrapped up the discussion by talking about accepting differences. He said it was important to understand each other's theologies and to work together on points of mutual interest. 'Each religion has a particular viewpoint toward each other,' he said. 'If we are to have dialogue, we have to accept difference.'"

See also: Interfaith, Islam