Understanding Islam seminar

According to the Pew Research Center, only 41 percent of Americans are able to state both the Muslim name for God and the name of the Islamic sacred text. Knowledge of the basic beliefs and practices of this beautiful religion is even lower.  A deep chasm of misunderstanding, dislike, fear and even hatred separates many Christians and Muslims today.  And given the political discourse in the world today as a result of the terrorism inflicted by radical Islamists, many of us find ourselves conflicted and filled with questions about true Islam is really about.  The more we know about the faith of our Muslim sisters and brothers the less fearful we will be when it comes to learning how to live in community. 

During this five-week seminar, led by our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, we’ll look at some of the basic beliefs and practices as well as our shared roots. 

Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00a in the Discovery Room.

 

Jan 10
Shared Roots: A Look at the Abrahamic Traditions

 

Jan 17
The Prophet Muhammad

 

Jan 24
The Koran

 

Jan 31
The Five Pillars of Islam

 

Feb 7
The Islamic Community Today