Faith Members Unite

April 29, 2010

Author: Saadia Khan

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

Recently, the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles hosted a "Meet the Faiths" forum moderated by Tavis Smiley of PBS. The panel included Pastor Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), Rabbi David Wolpe (Sinai Temple), Reverend Cecil "Chip" Murray, and Najeeba Syeed-Miller (Claremont School of Theology).

The conversation was centered around the effectiveness of interfaith dialogue and possible challenges or limitations. The panelists echoed the sentiment that agreement is not a prerequisite for interfaith dialogue and projects.

"Not all differences have to be demonized," said Warren. "Islam, Judaism, and Christanity have all been stereotyped."