A lecture on “Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Challenges and Possibilities” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the auditorium of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Dr. Amir Hussain

The speaker will be Dr. Amir Hussain, editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and a professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University, a Jesuit university in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on world religions.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the university’s Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center and Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning. For more information call the center, (651) 962-5822, or email mcdc@stthomas.edu.

A Canadian Muslim who specializes in the study of Islam, Hussain is the author of Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God, an introduction to Islam and Muslim-Christian dialogue, and more than two dozen book chapters and scholarly articles.

A fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, he has appeared on the History Channel and has been interviewed by major newspapers in the United States and Canada.