This is a launch gathering to explore the creation of a group that meets regularly to read and discuss Interfaith/Intrafaith topics. Come join the conversation, which will be centering around a book engaging dialogue between Islam & Christianity. All are welcome.
Few people realize that Jesus was a prominent messenger of God in Islam and that Muslims believe in the return of Jesus. Even among Muslims, it is not well known that there are diverse interpretations of references to Jesus in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Aiming to remedy this the book, Islam’s Jesus, takes a bold yet candid look at the highly charged topic of Jesus’s place in Islam, exploring some of the religion’s least understood aspects. Examining multiple intellectual traditions, Zeki Saritoprak makes clear the reality of pluralism in the history of Islamic religious scholarship. Actively engaged in efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and harmony, Saritoprak thoughtfully argues that the shared belief in Jesus presents an excellent opportunity for understanding between Muslims and Christians. Together, they constitute more than half of the world’s population, and such understanding may be a foundation for peace.
Gathering sponsored by First United Lutheran Church, Pacifica Institute and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio.
No registration needed to attend.