Christian-Islam conflict focus of conference

Published December 1, 2001


(ENI)-Keynote speakers from many parts of the world, and from two faiths, will share their theological viewpoints and international experience at a conference on “Christianity and Islam in conflict” at Kanuga, N.C. this month.

“I consider this conference to be addressing the single most important international problem we face,” said Van Kussrow Jr., coordinator of the conference and president of the Community of the Cross of Nails in the United States. “There is scarcely a corner of the world where Christians and Muslims are not in conflict. We need to know more about each other,” he said.

The five speakers who will present the issue from an international viewpoint are: Rev. Andrew Shite, director of international ministry for Coventry Cathedral in England; Dr. Liyakatah Takim of the department of religious studies at the University of Miami who will discuss the history and theology of Islam; Rev. Sookhdeo, director of the Barnstable Fund in England, which assists Christians suffering for their faith; Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon of Nigeria, the scene of armed clashes between Christians and Muslims; Dr. Douglas Johnston, president and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.


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