To many Americans, Christianity and Islam are on a collision course — one of the many fissures that are pulling our nation apart. But instead of being implements of division, could these faiths play a role in national healing? As Muslims are targeted with travel bans and menacing public displays of Islamophobia, what obligations do Christians have to them, and why? Could these faiths set examples for empathy, respect, and even finding common ground? Are there certain shared values that all people of faith might recognize in each other? With regard to how they teach us to interact with others — even those whose actions or ideas are different from our own — do the lessons of each faith compare?
- 2017 Festival