Interfaith & Religious Tolerance

Interfaith & Religious Tolerance

This program aims to broaden the learner’s tolerance through inclusion of new cultural perspectives, Western thought, and cultural diversity. The class will highlight diversity, similarity, and differences between nations, individuals, societies, and countries. The course introduces students to new ideas and possibilities that can open the doors of enlightenment, acquaintance, and co-existence.

Interfaith & Religious Tolerance

Students will visit natural history, social history, and scientific history museums
Participants will have an opportunity to participate in cultural events and meetings in multiple states as an important component for understanding people through their heritage and cultural perspectives
Classes will have an opportunity to visit Western media offices such as: CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, and the New York Times
There will be occasions to meet and engage journalism experts to discuss the Middle East, Western perceptions of Arabs and Islam, and the role of the imam or the caller to showcase the beauty of Islam
Members of the cohort will develop skills in dealing with media through press releases, social media podcasts, TV interviews, radio conversations, and other public commentaries that deliver positive insight to the richness of Islamic thought and culture to the Western world
Students will build skills of persuasive discourse that can enable the imam or the caller to enhance discussion, compassion, listening, and objective evaluation of personal beliefs
Everyone will be challenged to confront opposing views and perspectives while introducing others to the tranquility that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys; security, stability, and peace

Interfaith Dialog

Most mosques and Islamic centers in the United States have community liaisons who coordinate events and social activities with the public. The United States of America, as a multireligious society, welcomes interfaith dialog and balanced discussion of belief, faith, and opinion. In this class, which seeks to build tolerance and acceptance of other religions, diverse perspectives and religious dogma will be discussed.

The interfaith activities will serve Muslims in their call for common values with other religions in schools and communities to raise moral standards and fight atheism and the apathy youth feel towards religion
Through education and understanding the class will attempt to fight religious hatred and reject the reasons that some individuals use to justify their actions
Individuals from other churches, temples and synagogues will be invited to visit Muslim mosques and listen to Friday sermons, take guided tours, and receive explanations of Islamic books and publications
Religious leaders from the community will be invited to attend a Ramadan Iftar meal to share in the beauty and sense of community found in Islam
This module will allow students to coordinate these activities with many different mosques and Islamic centers so they can better understand differing religions and engage in discussions and exchange ideas to learn more about