Dear Friends of the Boniuk Center:
As many of you already know, an Intrafaith Panel Dialogue on Islam
will be our next Bridge-Builder Series event. It
will begin at
Thursday, February 21st at
the Asia Society Texas Center.
The Asia Society
Center is no longer accepting reservations.
Standby seats will be
made available on a first-come first-serve basis.
We are excited to be partnering with
Asia Society Texas Center
Risala Foundation to co-sponsor this program as part of our Boniuk Center’s
Bridge-Builder Series.Our Bridge-Builder theme this year has focused
on intrafaith dialogue within the three Abrahamic religions. This panel dialogue
on Islam is the third of those three programs.
It will feature four Imams representing the African-American, Ahmadiyya,
Shia, and Sunni traditions of Islam. Together, they will explore topics such
as how cultural and generational nuances manifest themselves in various
Muslim communities, the role of grace, fellowship, and forgiveness in their
traditions, and what they most want those outside Islam to know
about their faith.
Religious and Cultural Pluralism Commentator and Activist Mike Ghouse
will serve as panelmoderator. Mr. Ghouse is President of the Foundation
for Pluralism and America Together Foundation. The four panelists include
Imam Wazir Ali of Houston; Imam Azhar Haneef of Silver Spring, MD;
Imam Moustafa al-Qazwini of Orange County, CA; and Imam Zia Shaikh
of Irving, TX.
The Asia Society Texas Center is at 1370 Southmore Blvd. in Houston’s
Museum District. Ample paid parking is available in the lot right
across the street from ASTC.
A pre-event Reception will begin at 6:30 before the program starts at 7:00.
Isha prayer space will also be available at ASTC that evening.
Please see the flyer below or the ASTC
or Boniuk Center
additional information about this event.