Midday Interfaith Dialogues are opportunities for interfaith dialogue on a range of religious and social issue topics. A guest speaker will start the dialogue with a presentation and discussion continues in small groups. Events are typically held on the second Thursday of the month, from 12 – 1:45 p.m. at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, 1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (View Map) Doors open at 11:30 a.m. All events are free and open to the public, a free will donation is invited. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a lunch for yourself.
December 2015 Midday Interfaith Dialogue
Countering Islamophobia: What can each of us and faith communities do?
Thursday, December 10, 2015
12 - 1:45 p.m.
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (View Map)
Jaylani Hussein is executive director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR-MN and the national CAIR’s 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. CAIR tracks discrimination and hate crimes against Muslims and advocates for victims. Mr. Hussein will address the impact of incidents related to international terrorism, media reporting, people/organizations who promote negative attitudes and actions against Muslims around this country, and what can be done about these. Hussein's family emigrated from Somalia to Minnesota in 1993. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and community development/city planning, and is currently pursuing a law degree. Time for Q & A as well as dialogue among participants based on the presentation will be provided.