Since the dawn of humanity, history has not been kind to the Jews, Georgette Bennett said, and the outlook is still concerning in Europe today.
During his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday, John Esposito said religion has two sides: It has a transcending side, and it has a dark side.
For Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan, this election season is relatively calm.
Two years ago, the couple was at the center of a national media frenzy over Park51, an Islamic community center Rauf planned to build in lower Manhattan. The community center — originally named Cordoba House and referred to by critics as the “ground zero mosque” — stirred controversy during the 2010 election season.
Now, more than ever, Rauf and Khan commit their time to fighting Islamophobia and promoting interfaith dialogue, causes which Khan said are especially crucial in an election year.