Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Challenges and Possibilities

Speaker Dr. Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Date/Time

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

OEC auditorium


Cost



Christians and Muslims together make up over half of the world's population.  Their relationship has included periods of violence, but also of cooperation and coexistence.  A prominent Muslim scholar, Professor Hussain, discussed Muslim-Christian dialogue both historically and in our contemporary world.

Amir Hussain, Ph.D., is professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University, a Jesuit university in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on world religions.  A Canadian Muslim who specializes in the study of Islam, his academic degrees are from the University of Toronto, where he received a number of awards, including the university’s highest alumni award for outstanding service.  He is the author ofOil and Water: Two Faiths, One God, an introduction to Islam and Muslim-Christian dialogue, and more than two dozen book chapters and scholarly articles about Islam and Muslims.  He is also the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the premier scholarly journal for the study of religion.  An appointed fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, he has appeared on the History Channel and has given interviews to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Beliefnet.com, The Los Angeles TimesThe New York TimesThe Toronto Star, and The Washington Post.

Co-sponsored by the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

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Amir Hussain

Dr. Amir Hussain