Video of the press conference releasing the document, What is the Truth About American Muslims, is now available.
Dr. Hussein Rashid led two sessions: one entitled “Faith and the Language of Social Change” and the other entitled “Can We Be Religiously Authentic? Case Studies in Politics and Culture.” Focusing on contemporary debates in North America, Dr. Rashid explored how social policy discussions can be approached from a perspective grounded in the ethical principles of Islam.
In 1988, as Founding Chairman of People For the American Way, Norman Lear was among the cosigners of the Williamsburg Charter, “written and published expressly to address the dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities posed by religious liberty in American public life.”
The new document, What is the Truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers, is an attempt by the organizations to provide accurate information and delve into the law of religious freedom, the history of American Muslims in the United States, and misunderstood terms and practices, including Shariah.
Hussein Rashid, Hofstra University adjunct professor and Religion Dispatches associate editor, and Rev. Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, will join Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of Interfaith Alliance, and Charles C. Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project, to discuss the guide and the state of religious freedom in the United States.