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People of the Book: Prophet Muhammad’s Encounters with Christians

SYNOPSIS: “People of the Book – Prophet Muhammad’s Encounters with Christians” provides a careful analysis of Christian-Muslim coexistence and dialogue in the time of Prophet Muhammad. The talk will highlight an idea central to Muhammad’s vision – an inclusive nation, rooted in citizenship rights, interfaith dialogue, and freedom of conscience, religion, and speech. The results of this talk could redefine Christian and Muslim relations. Review the book here: His previous talk at Peace Islands New York “Humanity of Muhammad” is here:…

SPEAKER: Dr. Craig Considine is an award winning professor and best–selling author. He is recognized as an authority in interfaith dialogue and has written six books for the field of Islamic studies, among them Muslims in America: Examining the Facts (ABC–CLIO 2018) and Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora (Routledge 2017).

Dr. Considine’s peer-reviewed articles have appeared in top journals and his op-eds have been published in Newsweek and Foreign Policy. Dr. Considine’s opinions appear regularly in the leading news and media outlets around the world. He also has experience in filmmaking, having directed the critically acclaimed documentary film Journey into America.

Dr. Considine has spoken to audiences for Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh, among many other top-tier institutions. He is a practicing Roman Catholic. Craig is a native of Needham, Massachusetts. He holds a PhD in sociology from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, an MSc Lond. in international relations from Royal Holloway, the University of London, and a BA in international relations from American University in Washington, DC.

MODERATOR : Emre Celik is the Executive Director at Peace Islands New York. He has worked and voluneteered for non-profits in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Washington DC and New York working on educational and interfaith projects. He is currently completing his PhD in Islamic Studies and regularly speaks on civil Islam, sufism, Muslim diaspora communities and human rights issues and has spoken at Harvard, Georgetown, American, George Washington and various other universities in the United States. More information is available here:

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