Quick to Listen
A formal presentation event hosted at a Mosque or Church for attendees to learn about the teachings and practice of the other faith’s community.
Christians are asking questions...
The rumble is getting louder. YouTube, the evening news, magazines, podcasts, and your distant relatives are all commenting about Islam. Many Christians have questions about Islam. What is the message of the Qu’ran? What is Sharia Law? What’s life like for a Muslim in America? These are good questions with good answers. Unfortunately, most people never have the opportunity to ask these questions of actual Muslims. They are forced to sift through the noise and agendas of the media.
Muslims are asking questions....
The rumble is getting louder. The chatter among your friends at the mosque, the commentary of secular media, and your friendships with “evangelicals” at your office has left you with questions about Christianity. You are a Muslim. Christians seem so similar, yet they seem to believe some strange things as well. Why do they call Jesus the “Son of God”? What are “missionaries”? Why do they eat a small piece of bread during their worship service? These are good questions with good answers. Unfortunately, most Muslims never have the opportunity to ask these questions of informed followers of Jesus. Muslims are forced to sift through the noise and agendas of the media.
Peace is impossible without understanding...
We live in a world where everyone is talking but nobody is listening. If we have questions about another faith, the respectful response is to ask those questions to people from that religion, rather than from a video on YouTube. The Quick to Listen initiative is based on James 1:19: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” This initiative seeks to create opportunities to ask questions in a safe environment of mutual respect.
How it works...
Peace Catalyst will facilitate visits to local mosques for Christians and visits to churches for Muslims. We will also coach you if you are interested in starting your own Quick to Listen initiative.
- See how the other religion worships
- Hear a short explanation from the leader of the faith community
- Enjoy a time of coffee or a meal with members of the faith community
- Ask questions
Join us or start your own Quick to Listen initiative...
- Small Groups of 6-12: Contact us if you are interested in visiting either a mosque or a church
- Individuals: Contact us if you are interested in joining us for one of the visits
- Contact us if you would like to start your own Quick to Listen Initiative