A Panel Discussion: Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Journeying Together
Panelists: Dr. Terence Nichols, Dr. Adil Ozdemir, Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh, Dr. Pamela Nice, Mr. Owais Bayunus
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dr. Terence Nichols, Professor in the theology department of St. Thomas, and Co-Director of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center. He is the author of two books as well as a number of articles and book chapters in the area of systematic theology. He has been involved in Muslim-Christian dialogue for fourteen years.
Dr. Adil Ozdemir, Assistant Professor of theology, and Co-Director of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center. Dr. Ozdemir has taught courses on Islam at St. Thomas for five years, and is the author of Visible Islam in Turkey. Before coming to St. Thomas, he taught for twenty-five years at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey.
Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh, an Associate of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, recently retired as President of Stratika, a Minnesota company. He currently teaches courses in the history of the Middle East and Islamic theology at the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Pamela Nice, teaches courses on Arab writers and films at St. Thomas, and has made several documentary films concerning cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Arabs.
Mr. Owais Bayunus, President of the Islamic Center of Minnesota, recently retired from the engineering and management division of Marathon Oil Co. He has been involved in Muslim-Christian dialogue for over eighteen years.