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Meal, discussion on Christian-Muslim relations set for next Bethel College Peace Lecture

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) of Bethel College invites members of the Christian and Muslim communities to a potluck meal, followed by a panel discussion on Friday, March 7 at the Bethel College Mennonite Church, 2600 College Avenue, North Newton. The meal begins at 6 p.m., and the panel discussion will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m. The panel will discuss "Where Do We Go from Here in Building Healthy Muslim-Christian Relations?" Moderators will include Patricia (Patty) Shelly, associate professor of Bible and religion at Bethel College, and Nabil Seyam, president of the board of administration of the Islamic Society of Wichita and co-founder of the Annoor Islamic School.

Participants are asked to bring one or two traditional (non-pork) dishes. Table service and drinks will be furnished.

Planned jointly by KIPCOR at Bethel College and the Islamic Society of Wichita, the lectures in this series on Christian-Muslim relations are made possible in part by the Peace with Justice Task Force, Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church and the J. Winfield Fretz lecture fund.

The final Peace Lecture for this academic year is scheduled for April. Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz will speak on "Critical Issues in Restorative Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, North Newton.

For information, call (316) 284-5217.

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