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Mustafa Akyol

Can Jesus be a bridge between Islam and Christianity? Saint John’s Cathedral to host Mustafa Akyol.

On May 3 at 7 p.m. Saint John’s Cathedral will host Mustafa Akyol. Mr. Akyol will be speaking about how Jesus can be a bridge between Islam and Christianity. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

A Turkish journalist and author, Mustafa Akyol studied political science and history at Bogazici University. Since early 2000’s, he has been a columnist in national Turkish newspapers. Since fall 2013, he is also a regular contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

He has published six books in Turkish. His 2011 book, “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” was published in the United States the W.W. Norton. The book was long-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary prize awarded by the University of Toronto for the best nonfiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, and praised by The Financial Times as “a forthright and elegant Muslim defense of freedom.” The book has been published also in Turkish, Malay and Indonesian.

In Feb 2017, another book by Mr. Akyol, “The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims” was published by St. Martins Press. The book has received praise from the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The National Catholic Reporter, and more.

Mr. Akyol is also a public speaker who has given hundreds of lectures and talks on numerous platforms, including TED, where he spoke on “Faith vs. Tradition in Islam.”

Since Jan 2017, Mr. Akyol is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Freedom Project at Wellesley College, based in Massachusetts, USA.

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Mustafa Akyol

Saint John’s Cathedral presents an evening with Mustafa Akyol

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Interfaith Vegetarian Potluck Dinner and Dialogue

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm at Saint John’s Cathedral

1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80203

Please join us for a vegitarian potluck dinner and dialogue. At 6:15 we will have brief remarks from a Rabbi, Pastor and an Imam. Dinner will begin at 6:30 followed by the dialogue. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Please hold the following date for our final dialogue:

Tuesday evening, May 23rd 7:00-8:30 pm

At these dialogue events we will:

  • Encourage an atmosphere of mutual trust and open sharing.
  • Foster mutually beneficial and inspiring relationships.
  • Create a foundation for further collaboration and interaction.

Free attendance – All are welcome

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