Muslim Professor Lives Interfaith Values

February 12, 2010

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

A professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn., is the guest lecturer at this year's Interfaith Scholar Weekend in Fresno.

Dr. Yahya M. Michot will speak Friday through Feb. 21 on the event's theme, "Islam: A Faith for the 21st Century." The annual event brings people of various religions together for a weekend of lectures, discussion and worship.

Michot says he hopes participants will work together despite things they may disagree on.

"When the Titanic is sinking, it is too late for the orchestra's members to fight about the music they want to play," he says. "Is God really interested in who we claim and think we are or in the purity of our intentions and the righteousness of our actions?

The Bee caught up with Michot via e-mail to learn more about his observations.

See also: Interfaith, Islam, Campus