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'Who is Christ?' An interfaith dialogue

Panel discussion Sunday intended to bring people of different religions together
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"Who is Christ? Jesus in Christianity and Islam" will be the topic for this weekend's interfaith dialogue being held at the Muslim Community Center of the East Bay in Pleasanton.

The panel discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19) will feature Rev. Andrew Lobban of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Livermore and Dr. Ali Ataie of MCC East Bay. It will be preceded by an interfaith dinner at 5:15 p.m. after the Maghrib sunset prayer at 5 p.m.

"Ahead of the holiday season, this event is intended to show that despite religious differences and worldwide turmoil, people of faith can always find common ground," organizers said. "Join two seasoned interfaith speakers for a Sunday afternoon educational chat that examines the role of Jesus, son of Mary (peace and blessings be upon him), in the Bible and Christian theology and contrasts with his role in the Qur'an and Islamic theology."

For more information, visit The panel will also be livestreamed on the website that evening.



About the Author: Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017.
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