U.S. Christian-Muslim Relations Panel Feb. 25
"The Promise and Challenge of Muslim-Christian Relations in the United States."
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 4pm
La Sierra University Church
4937 Sierra Vista Ave
Riverside, CA 92505
Paul J. Landa Memorial Lecture on Faith and Learning
Sponsored by the La Sierra University School of Religion
Najeeba Syeed-Miller is a prolific practitioner and effective educator in the area of conflict resolution among communities of ethnic and religious diversity, especially interreligious dialogue among the Abrahamic traditions. In particular her research and community activist efforts have focused on the role of women as agents of peacemaking.
Prof. Syeed-Miller’s presentation will be followed by an interfaith panel of respondents representing Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives. Audience members will be able to ask questions. The night before the lecture, Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 pm, a panel of La Sierra University Honors students just back from Turkey will discuss their experiences with Muslims and Christians in Istanbul.
About Paul Landa:
Paul J. Landa taught at Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities for 26 years, from 1971 to 1997, when his life was cut short by illness. Professor of the history of Christianity, he was also a futurist of great vision. A superlative teacher, Landa developed additional expertise in strategic planning for churches and educational institutions. In this way he helped local congregations, denominations and various Christian colleges position themselves for the future. In all of his work, Landa inspired others with his passion for intellectual integrity, faith commitment, and engagement with the world at large. His entire career was devoted to fostering a healthy conversation among church, campus and community in which each informed and inspired the others.
“History teaches us the double lesson: learning without faith proves dangerous; so does faith without learning. We must pursue a discourse of truth—the truth of our knowing, and the truth of our believing.” —Paul J. Landa
Previous presenters include:
- 1999 Philip Yancey
- 2000 Mark A. Noll
- 2001 Dallas Willard
- 2002 Denise L. Carmody
- 2003 Gregory J. Boyle
- 2004 Frederic Luskin
- 2005 Philip Jenkins
- 2007 Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
- 2008 Carol Meyers
- 2009 Jim Wallis
- 2010 Suzanne Singer
- 2011 Jack Miles
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