Annual Al-Alwani Lecture
Dialogue in Depth
Some days are outstanding–and Tuesday was one of them.
The Second Annual Al-Alwani Lectures took place at 3:00 Tuesday at American University.
“Making Peace: Islam and the West”
Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace,
School of International Service – American University
“The Cost of Mediation: Who Pays?”
Dr. Richard J. Jones
Al-Alwani Chair of Muslim – Christian Studies
Washington Theological Consortium
These were outstanding–they will appear on the Consortium website shortly.
A good crowd of fifty or more Christians and Muslims were present.
Afterwards there was a Reception and continued conversation.
Subsequently–at the Bess Jones Dining Room at Wesley–Professor Said, Dr. Jones and I met with students who are pursuing the Consortium Certificate in Muslim-Christian Dialogue and a few other friends of this program.
The discussion was fabulous. A visiting colleague from England, a guest at the dinner, praised the fact that in the Consortium Certificate Program we are conducting dialogue in depth rather than skirting important questions.