Peace and Dialogue in the Plural Society: Common Values and Responsibilities

5th Annual Dinner Of Abrahamic Traditions featuring lecture by Fr. Thomas Michel

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:29 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Free and open to the public; RSVP required (dinner provided)


North Star Ballroom
St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota
2017 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

Drawing on the global need for dialogue as a means to build communication and respects as an alternative to suspicion and violence, Fr. Thomas Michel, one of the world’s leading Roman Catholic scholars of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, spoke about the important task of dialogue for those who believe in and worship God and seek to do God’s will in our societies. For Michel, dialogue does not simply mean talking to one another, but also includes listening to each other, studying problems together, working together for the good of all and, most of all, living together in peace and harmony.  Michael Berde and Hasan Karatas shared Jewish and Muslim perspectives on the topic. 

Sponsored by the Niagara Foundation in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, the Bosphorous Dialogue Association, the Jewish Community Relations Council, St. Paul Interfaith Network, and the Turkish American Society of Minnesota

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