Apr 13, 2012    #053
Contact: John Martellaro

Interfaith Symposium to Focus on Islam in America

Three religious scholars will represent Islamic, Jewish and Christian points of view

Three prominent religious scholars, representing Islamic, Jewish and Christian points of view, will lead an interactive symposium on Islam in America. The event takes place Sunday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The members of the panel are Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate, St. Sabina's Parish, Belton, Mo.; Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director, Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances, Islamic Society of North America; and Alan Edelman, Associate Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.

Panel members will discuss the history, development and future of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in America. The interactive symposium aims to enhance participants' role in shaping the growing presence of Islam within our pluralistic culture.

The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 2 p.m. Sunday April 15 in Room 401 of the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City.

The symposium is organized by the Muslim Students' Association, University of Missouri-Kansas City, with support from Midland Islamic Council and the Islamic Society of North America.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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