Christian, it is safe to say that many of us find it hard to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds—let alone people of different faiths. Yet, with the growing glocal (local + global) world we find ourselves in, we are going to be increasingly confronted with the reality of a multi-faith America. We are going to need to overcome the fears and misconceptions that may arise from our interaction with people of different faiths.
We need to recognize the reality that every person has been created in God’s image and has inherent value (Gen 1: 27). God’s desire is that all are saved and that no one perishes (2 Pt. 3:9). As Christians, we do this from a Biblical perspective, reflecting the nature and inherent goodness of God toward everyone, everywhere.
We are living in a time of polarization and fear like few times in American and global history. The fear between the faiths should not be something that causes us to destroy one another and the world in which we live, but to understand one another so we can move forward building flourishing communities together. One thing we can do to love people of other faiths is to clear up their misconceptions about Christians when we have the chance. And when we’re in conversation with them, we’ll have that opportunity.
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I wanted to share with you a very unique opportunity to be in that type of conversation during this significant & historic event happening in early October. The Global Faith Forum will feature one of the biggest national gatherings of Muslims and Evangelicals ever on October 10th. And then on Monday, October 11th, we’ll have a host of speakers, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, who will speak and share about their multi-faith experiences. It will be encouraging, informative and challenging. I promise it will help you grow in your own faith, as you learn more and build relationships with people from other faiths!
The Global Faith Forum is a gathering of unlikely allies that venture down an unlikely path in order to build flourishing communities. It will take us from having a conversation about others to having a conversation with others.
As a long-time champion of bridge-building between different religions, not many have worked to cross divides in the world more than Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa. From acknowledging the Holocaust to reaching out to different faiths & ideas, this has led to the culmination of his writing of the Makkah Declaration in 2019. He will be at this event speaking and reading the Makkah Declaration.
The speaker list is incredible including Christine Caine, Amb Sam Brownback, David Beasley from the World Food Programme and more so please go ahead and reserve your spots now – and also make plans to bring some folks with you!
I can’t wait to see you there!
Global Faith Forum
October 10-11, 2021
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX