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Our Muslim Neighbor

From Benton Chapel, Vanderbilt Divinity School


Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from leading authorities on Islamophobia, community, and welcoming our Muslim neighbor. To register for this conference please visit: https://faithandculturecenter.org/fall-conference/


Dr. Ingrid Mattson

London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Major General Douglas M. Stone

Retired U.S. Marine General, previous Deputy Commanding General, Detainee Operations, Multi-National Force-Iraq and Commander, Task Force 134, commanding all detention operations in at Camp Cropper, Camp Bucca and Camp Ashraf

Reverend Richard Cizik

President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, former Vice President for Government affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals

A Concert by The Pursuit of Harmony

Jewish-American songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs and Palestinian artist Alaa Alshaham will give a performance at 3:00pm sharing their stories and friendship through music


  • A Seat at the Table: Personal Stories Lead by Faith and Culture Center & Humanities Tennessee
  • Faith, Not Fear: Christian-Muslim Relations Lead by Dr. Rev. Tony Richie & Zaynab Ansari
  • A Path for Evangelicals and Muslim Neighbors Pastor Joshua Graves, author of “How Not to Kill a Muslim: A Manifesto of Hope for Christianity and Islam in North America”
  • Legislating Islamophobia: Anti-Refugee and Anti-Muslim Policy in Tennessee Lead by TIRRC and ACO
  • Jewish-Muslim Relations Lead by Family of Abraham
  • Special Session: Major General Douglas M. Stone Moderated by AMAC

In partnership with:

American Center for Outreach American Muslim Advisory Council Family of Abraham Humanities Tennessee Metro Human Relations Commission The Muslim Women’s Council Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition Vanderbilt Office of Religious Life