“Our world is experiencing shifting populations, unprecedented change, and growing religious extremism. Muslims and Christians together make up more than half the world’s population. Christians and Muslims must therefore find ways to coexist peacefully if future generations will enjoy any meaningful peace together,” says Rod Cardoza, founder of Abrahamic Alliance International. He is a cultural, theological, and linguistic anthropologist.
Rod’s organization is engaged in peace making by bringing together people from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish congregations to do projects together that are works of mercy. ECA will be participating in this critical and interesting work this fall.
To begin this process, Rod will teach his workshop “Introduction to Loving Muslim Neighbors” at ECA on Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm. This is a seminar for Christians who want to understand and bless Muslims with grace and friendship. It navigates through a maze of conflicting information and stereotypes, then equips Christians with solutions to challenges that have vexed Christian-Muslim relations for centuries. Learn how to build bridges of respect and understanding that will deeply touch Muslim hearts.
This is work that is desperately needed in our time of increasing polarization, religious extremism, and hate speech. It is a concrete way for us to engage Jesus’ blessing: “Blessed are the peace makers.”
Here’s the link to RSVP for this wonderful, free seminar at ECA: http://lmnsanjose2016.eventbrite.com