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Public Forum: Honest Conversations with Our Muslim Neighbors

Published on November 23, 2016

Public Forum: Honest Conversations with Our Muslim Neighbors

Eastern Connecticut State University will host “Honest Conversations with Our Muslim Neighbors” on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center. The public forum will feature several local Muslims from Connecticut who will discuss their experiences living in America. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions about Islam.

Who are our Muslim neighbors? What do they believe? What has been their experience as a result of extremist actions in various parts of the world? Why don’t we hear moderate Muslims speaking out against extremism? Why do some girls and women wear Muslim dress and others do not? What does the Qur’an really say about Christians, Jews and members of other faiths? These and other topics will be discussed as Connecticut Muslims speak from their personal experiences.

“Honest Questions” is co-sponsored by the Windham Region Inter-Faith Working Group and Eastern’s Campus Ministry. For more information, please contact the Ministry at (860) 423-0856 or Ahmet Caglar at (860) 879-5657.
The Inter-Faith Working Group was formed to promote understanding and knowledge about the cultures and beliefs of the Windham region’s diverse communities, recognizing shared values and respecting differences. The working group has representatives from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, and “Honest Conversations” is the first of many dialogues and interchanges that will be held throughout the Windham and Mansfield communities.

Written by Michael Rouleau