In The Moment ... Islam, Christianity, And Conversations About Faith

May 16, 2017

In The Moment ... May 16, 2017 Show 094 Hour 1

Today we spend the hour talking about faith. Our first guests are Reverend Carl Kline of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Watertown,

Reverend Portia Corbin of Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown, and Professor Fathi Halaweish, a chemistry and biochemistry instructor at South Dakota State University. We begin with thoughts on how Christians and Muslims can engage in dialogue that encourages peace and understanding. We'll also discuss the politics of fear, how civil conversation can transform the lives of neighbors, and how persons of faith can study their own sacred texts and history for an understanding of what we have in common.

A nationally recognized author spoke at the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City in April. William Federer’s speech, called “The History of Islam,” was presented by the Act for America Rapid City Chapter. More than 200 people attended. SDPB’s Chynna Lockett takes you there.

Taneeza Islam
Credit Lori Walsh

Taneeza Islam is an immigration attorney from Sioux Falls and a Bush Leadership Fellow. She joins us to talk about the roots of Islamophobia, how organizations outside the state are funding conversations within South Dakota, and how neighbors can reach out to one another for meaningful connection and dialogue.