The Asia Society
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
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As Houston claims its title as “the most diverse city in the United States,” there is a unique opportunity to understand better the depth and breadth of that diversity, what it portends for our city, and how it reflects contemporary America. In response, Asia Society Texas Center and The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University present an evening of intrafaith dialogue featuring four imams representing the Ahmadiyya, African-American, Shia, and Sunni traditions of Islam.
Together, they will explore topics such as how cultural and generational nuances manifest themselves in various communities; the role of grace, fellowship, and forgiveness in their traditions; and what they most want those outside Islam to know about their faith.
Participants Imam Azhar Haneef, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the United States, Silver Spring, Maryland Imam Wazir Ali, Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al-Qur’an, Houston, Texas Imam Moustafa al-Qazwini, Founding Director of the Islamic Education Center of Orange County, California Imam Zia Shaikh, Islamic Center of Irving, Texas The conversation will be moderated by Mike Ghouse, Foundation for Pluralism, and is part of the Boniuk Center’s Bridge-Builder Series.
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