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Religious Diversity in America: The Muslim Experience

A Summit at the Washington National Cathedral
October 23, 2012


The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress and the Washington National Cathedral convened a group of leading scholars and interfaith practitioners to identify opportunities for strengthening interfaith civility and appreciation of America's religious diversity.



This day-long summit focused especially on addressing misunderstandings many Americans have about their fellow citizens who are Muslim and about Islam as a religion. Following the summit, a panel of experts assembled in the nave of the National Cathedral to speak about these issues in a public forum.


To watch a video of the public forum, click here.


Public Forum on the American Muslim Experience

October 23, 2012, 7:30 0 9:00 p.m.



The Very Reverend Gary Hall
Dean, Washington National Cathedral
Guest Panelists:

The Honorable Thomas Pickering
Chairman, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress
Member of the Cathedral Chapter, Washington National Cathedral
Ms. Daisy Khan
Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement
Dr. James Zogby
President, Arab American Institute
Author of Most Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters

Imam Feisal Rauf
Chairman, Cordoba Initiative
Author of Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America



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