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Know Your Neighbors: Muslim/Christian Conversations III

Members of the Brooklyn Park Islamic Center and Plymouth Church in Minneapolis come together to discuss our sibling faiths. The last  of these three summer Forums will offer opportunities to ask questions and learn more in hopes of creating more meaningful relationships.

Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery is serving as Imam at Brooklyn Park Islamic Center and Professor of Global Studies at Minneapolis College. In 1990 he served as the President of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. In 2000 he obtained a PhD on the relationship between the Muslim World and America from University of Pittsburgh. In 2005 he was a Fulbright Scholar explaining Islam to American Academia. He loves building bridges of understanding between different faith communities and walking on these bridges with others.

In addition, leaders and congregants from Brooklyn Park Islamic Center and Plymouth Congregational Church will be speaking.

August 8

10 a.m.

Pilgrims Seeking Presence in Nature

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.“ – Henry David Thoreau

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.” – Aldo Leopold

“The very facts of the world are a poem. Light is turned to sugar. Salamanders find their way to ancestral ponds following magnetic lines radiating from the earth. The saliva of grazing buffalo causes the grass to grow taller.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer.

“Thinking ourselves into the picture can help us to understand our relationships with the Universe.” – David Astin

David Astin, a former high school Wildlife Science, Environmental Science, and biology teacher, has been entranced by birds since childhood and is a talented photographer as well. He has guided birding groups for The Nature Conservancy and other organizations and has used his photography in leading classes at Plymouth on Celtic Spirituality which is grounded in reverence for creation and a respect for the care of the world.

August 15

10 a.m.

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