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CAIR-FL: Tampa Christians, Muslims to Discuss Jesus

(TAMPA, FL, 02/10/2003) ­ On February 12, the Florida office of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), in cooperation with the Muslim
Student Association (MSA) at the University of South Florida, will host an
interfaith dialogue focusing on Jesus and how he is viewed by both faiths.
The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Muslim-Christian Dialogue “Jesus -­ Biblical and Quranic Perspectives”
WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2005, 7 p.m.
WHERE: University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, University Lecture Hall (ULH)

Speakers include Rev. Dr. Duncan Ferguson, Director of the Center for
Spiritual Life at Eckerd College, and Dr. Jamal Badawi, professor at St.
Mary’s University in Canada.

“Islam exhorts us to engage in dialogue with others and to build good
relations with our neighbors,” said Ahmed Bedier, Central Florida director
of CAIR-FL. “The Tampa interfaith community is fortunate to have leaders
who seek dialogue and preach tolerance.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding
of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

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CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier 813-731-9506,;
Altaf Ali 954-298-8214,


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