CAIR-MI Rep Speaks on Panel About Similarities Between Christianity and Islam

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 1/19/12) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday spoke on a panel discussion titled “The Similarities Between Christianity and Islam” at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

The panel discussion focused on similarities between Christianity and Islam being monotheistic religions, which share many of the same prophets and hold that faith is suppose to translate into embracing diversity and enjoining social justice.

Panelists included Oakland University Arabic Professor Malik Balla, Director of Ecumenical Theological Seminary Charles Mabee and CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

LISTEN: “The Similarities Between Christianity and Islam” Panel Discussion
http://www.zshare.net/audio/988107425fa66c7e/

“We welcome such opportunities to discuss Islam’s relationship with Christianity to help dispel highly held misconceptions about the faith of seven million American Muslims,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com

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