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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Interfaith dialogue with Dhimmis: What does it mean? What are the implications?

Lecture and Book Signing with Revd Mark Durie, Ph.D.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90049

Here is the link that opens to the invitation:

Those who are prepared to engage in substantive interfaith dialogue with Muslims must gain a comprehensive education in Islamic doctrine, tenets and practices, including the very alarming political ideology of Islam. In that way, some thorny and exceptionally unpleasant issues can be appropriately targeted and addressed for clarification.

“Interfaith is like motherhood and apple pie. Everyone supports it. But there is one proviso. Dialogue can only work when both parties are genuinely committed and we avoid making concessions in order to curry favor that merely create a fa├žade of goodwill but in reality compromise our dignity, enabling evil to flourish. Interfaith relations must be based on honest and frank dialogue designed to create goodwill based on shared values.”- Isi Leibler

The Third Choice offers indispensable keys for understanding Islam’s influence in global politics, including interfaith dialogue initiatives, the widening impact of sharia revival, deterioration of human rights in Islamic societies, jihad terrorism, patterns of Western appeasement, and the increasingly volatile relationship between migrant Muslim communities in the West and their host societies.

Dr. Mark Durie is a theologian, human rights activist and pastor in the Anglican church.  He has published many articles and books on the language and culture of the Acehnese, Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom. A graduate of the Australian National University and the Australian College of Theology, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Leiden, MIT, UCLA and Stanford, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.

Dr. Mark Durie will be available after the lecture to answer questions and sign copies of his book,
The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom.
(Books available on the night for a one-off price of $10 - cash or cheques only.)

Entrance to the lecture: $10 per person
Cash or check at the door

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or call (818)704-0523

Students attending the lecture will receive a free personally signed copy of The Third Choice.  Please have your student ID ready to present.