Thursday, July 22, 2010
Public Lecture on New Beginning: Obama & ISLAM
President Obama’s famous Cairo Speech of June 4, 2009 has become a landmark for many due to the quote: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition."
In the era of globalization, we can’t help avoid reaching out to others around the world, regardless of their religion. The “Hope” of a new beginning poses a challenge for both Muslims and non-Muslims, in America and around the world -- how to channel the ideas offered by Obama’s Administration into action and reality on the ground? What role can today’s Islamic youth play.