On October 5, the Catholic University Law School gathered a panel of experts to debate “Islam and America: The Challenge of Expanding the Judeo-Christian Paradigm”:
As Americans hotly debate the appropriateness of building a new mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, it seems clear that the country still doesn’t quite know what to do with the growing number of Muslims within its borders. Will Islam ever be accorded a full seat at the nation’s religious, social and cultural table? Four experts debated the question at the Columbus School of Law’s second 2010-2011 National Press Club program. They included Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington D.C.; Rabbi Jack Bemporad, an internationally recognized theologian and interfaith advocate who currently serves as professor of interreligious studies at the Vatican’s Angelicum University in Rome; Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama Administration’s head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; and Dr. Chris Seiple, president of the Institute for Global Engagement and a recognized expert on religion and international affairs, Muslim-Christian relations and religious freedom.
Watch video of the event here.