Marian University to sponsor “A Muslim-Christian Dialogue in an Increasingly Polarized World”

September 16, 2011

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s Social Justice Committee will be hosting Imam Ronald Shaheed and his wife Ms. Basimah Abdullah to speak at their Sandwiches with Substance series. The presentation titled “A Muslim-Christian Dialogue in an Increasingly Polarized World” will take place October 3 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Stayer Center Room 208.

Shaheed andMs. Basimah Abdullah will be presenting the relationships between Islamic faith and Christianity in today’s world.

Shaheed serves as the Resident Imam at the Sultan Muhammad Masjid in Milwaukee, as well as the Director of Education at the Clara Mohammed School in Milwaukee.

Abdullah is the current principal of Clara Mohammed School which is a Milwaukee Parental Choice Program school.

“In the decade since 9/11, the acceptance and understanding of Muslims in America has been a divisive issue,” stated John Morris, Ph.D.assistant professor of Chemistry and Physical Science at Marian and co-chair of the Social Justice Committee. “Marian University embraces spiritual traditions as a core value and the importance of understanding and accepting those of differing faiths.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contactsocial justice co-chair John Morris at or at (920) 923-7140.


Fun Fact

Dorcas Chapel was built in 1966 and named for the seamstress Dorcas who shared her talents with Saint Paul. The chapel was designed to look like a sewing basket with the cross on top portraying a needle (Source: Marian University Archives).

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