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Dialog Matters- Book Talk

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Join us for another important Dialog Matters program featuring Charles Kimball, a professor, Baptist minister and expert analyst on the Middle East, to talk about his latest book "Truth Over Fear: Combating The Lies About Islam".

This program will be moderated by Dr. Robert Hunt, PhD, Director of Global Theological Education Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

“Christians and Muslims together comprise roughly one half of the world's population. They are the most widespread religions geographically and the fastest growing. This much is clear: the ways in which Christians and Muslims relate to one another in coming years will have profound consequences on both communities—and the world.” —from the introduction

Questions and fears about Islam have proliferated American life for decades, from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 to the attacks on September 11, 2001. Yet more recent history has seen a new development in the tangle of Christian-Muslim relations: the mainstreaming of Islamophobia as a path to political and societal power at the highest level. Politicians and religious leaders now routinely spread fear and confusion about Muslim beliefs and practice in order to bolster their own positions.

Many recognize what is wrong with this situation but are frustrated with what seem to be limited options for response. Truth over Fear provides resources to address the manipulation of religious misunderstanding and intolerance. From renowned Christian scholar of Islam and longtime participant in Christian-Muslim engagement, Charles Kimball demystifies Islam, the world's second-largest religion, and provides practical guidance on how to share simple facts about Muslim beliefs and practices with family and others, take the first steps in dialogue with Muslims neighbors, and move beyond dialogue to shared ministry and community building.

Truth over Fear: Combating the Lies about Islam Paperback, Charles Kimball (Westminster John Knox Press, August 20, 2019) ISBN-13: 978-0664264628.

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time 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
phone (972) 362-2441
cost 10
location Richardson Civic Center- Richardson Room
address 411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX, USA

411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX, USA

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