U.S.-Islam Summit Comes At Delicate Time

February 10, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service


“Talk with as many people as you can. Talk vertically, talk laterally.”

That’s the advice of the Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, for attendees of the US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar.

Gaddy went to last year’s forum, which drew big names like former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, and dozens of religious leaders, military officers, politicians, journalists, technology experts.

“It helped put a face and identity and personality on a people that we only see in media portrayals,” Gaddy said.