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Nov 2019

Thanksgiving Meal

Masjid Bilal

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Nov 2019

Thanksgiving Meal

Those attending shared their thoughts and thanksgivings, before we shared a wonderful pot luck dinner.

Masjid Bilal

Oct 2019

Embracing Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral

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Oct 2019

Embracing Christian-Muslim Dialogue

A panel of ordained and lay Christians from several different Christian denominations shared how they became involved in interfaith dialogue with their Muslim friends and neighbors, how they remain active in Christian-Muslim dialogue and events, and how it has enriched their own lives and broadened their understanding of what it means to be a faithful person. 


The Reverend Carol Ruthven moderated a panel, consisting of Mark Sloss, Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church; Kory Wilcoxson, Senior Minister at Crestwood Christian Church; Alan Fryar, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Nancy Jo Kemper, past Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches ; and Jim Smith, DVM, retired from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. 

Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral

Sept 2019

Islamophobia, Interfaith Relations, and Christian Preaching: Insights from “The Purple Zone”

Masjid Bilal

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Sept 2019

Islamophobia, Interfaith Relations, and Christian Preaching: Insights from “The Purple Zone”

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade from Lexington Theological Seminary shared insights from a survey of protestant clergy about controversial justice issues in preaching and her book based on that research. 

Masjid Bilal

Aug 2019

The Covenants Initiative

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Aug 2019

The Covenants Initiative

Charles Upton presented on The Covenants Initiative—now the Covenants of the Prophet Foundation— which is a Muslim interfaith peace movement that, since its debut in 2013 at the Bilal Mosque in Lexington, Kentucky, has become international in scope. It’s based on the ground-breaking book The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by Dr. John Andrew Morrow. 

April 2019

Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

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April 2019

Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

 Dr. Ann Wainscott, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami (Ohio) University spoke about her book "Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror." Morocco has a unique approach to combating terrorism by reforming religious institutions to reward loyalty and discourage dissent by religious elites. 

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