Muslim-Christian Conference Convened in Dallas to Cultivate Positive Relations in Wake of Cartoons

February 17, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On February 17, 2006 The Dallas Morning News reported, "In the wake of international protests over cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, two-day discussions of Muslim-Christian relations will take place in Dallas next week.

The program, sponsored by the Texas Muslim Community and the Texas Conference of Churches, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Selecman Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.

Jamal Badawi, director of the Islamic Information Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Whitney S. Bodman, assistant professor of comparative religion at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, will lead the discussion... The meetings aim 'to preserve positive relationships and mutual understanding among religious traditions, especially in the light of recent developments that might harm relationships,' Dr. Sadoun said."