(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/29/2007) - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Director Nihad Awad spoke on Sunday at Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, Colo., as part of "The Abrahamic Initiative." Awad spoke about improving interfaith relations, the experience of Muslims in this country and about how American society can become more open and welcoming to all.
The mission of the Abrahamic Initiative is "to provide a forum for dialogue among Jews, Christians and Muslims and to foster mutual understanding and appreciation for the faith perspectives of the three traditions."
Prior to Awad's address, he took part in a welcome dinner at the Denver Islamic Society and a luncheon with some 40 religious, interfaith and community leaders.
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