Feb 24, 2016: “The Same God”? A Conversation at the Chicago Sunday Evening Club

Medill News Service Coverage

This evening included “…a public conversation between Dr. Larycia Hawkins, formerly a professor of political science at Wheaton College, and Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Chicago office of the Council on American and Islamic Relations.
The conversation (was) moderated by Dr. David Dault, executive director of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club.
If you have been following the recent controversy around Professor Hawkins, you are aware it began in part with a quotation, attributed to Pope Francis, that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Dr. Hawkins used this quotation as an explanation for a public act of “embodied solidarity” with Muslims, by choosing – as a Christian – to wear a headscarf during the season on Advent.
Our conversation (took) the Pope’s claim as a starting point, to explore both the criticisms and the possibilities that follow from it. We…also discuss(ed) the history of Christian public witness, and the relationship in America between majority and minority religions.(www.eventbrite.com/e/the-same-god-dr-larycia-hawkins-and-ahmed-rehab-in-conversation-at-the-chicago-temple-tickets-21498129484)