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KIPCOR to host community potluck and panel discussion

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN- The second event in the 2002-03 Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) Peace Lecture series, a community potluck and panel discussion, will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. The event will be held at the Muslim Community Center, 6655 East 34th St. N., (Woodlawn and Highway 96), Wichita. For the first part of the evening, participants will share a potluck meal. Those attending should bring one or two dishes from their own traditions (no dishes with pork). Table service and drinks will be provided.

At 7:30 p.m., following the meal, a panel discussion will focus on the topic "Muslims in America - What’s It Really Like?" Nabil Seyam will serve as moderator. He is president of the Board of Administration for the Islamic Society of Wichita. He has presented more than 300 speeches and interviews throughout the state of Kansas on politics, religion, peace building and multiculturalism. Seyam works as director of health and safety for the Coleman Company.

The panel of Muslims from south central Kansas will include persons from varied backgrounds and ages. A time for participants to ask questions of the panelists will follow.

Contact KIPCOR at (316) 284-5217 ( if you plan to attend and indicate if you need a ride or can transport others.

KIPCOR, an institute of Bethel College in North Newton, is dedicated to promoting peace and social justice and to resolving human conflict locally and globally.

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