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CAIR-PHILLY Sponsors Program on Jesus in Islam

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 5/12/05) – “Who is Jesus in Islam? – A Review of the Quranic Perspectives on Jesus” is the theme for the centerpiece program in a Diversity Series hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntingdon Valley on Saturday, May 21, from 9:45 a.m. to noon. The Muslim-Christian dialogue features Iftekhar Hussain, who received popular acclaim for his presentations in two recent study series sponsored by the Glenside Ministerium; Rob Eyre, a community organizer with extensive experience in interfaith study programs; and the Rev. Dr. Guy Collins, rector of St. John’s. (Iftekhar Hussain is a board member of the Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR], a co-sponsor of the event.) The program begins with a presentation about the Muslim view of Jesus, the basic tenets of Islam and the points of intersection between the Muslim and Christian faiths. There will be a follow-up conversation with Rob Eyre and Dr. Collins, and then the audience will be invited to ask questions and offer feedback. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. All members of the community are invited to attend.

WHAT: Who is Jesus in Islam?

WHEN: Saturday May 21, 2005, 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Old Welsh Rd., Huntington Valley, PA 19006 Cost: FREE

CONTACT: The parish office at St. Johns: 215-947-3212, CAIR-Philly: 215-592-0509, E-Mail:


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