Organized by Ismaili Council for Florida and others: Panel discusses universality of different faith traditions

Pictured with Rabbi Gary Glickstein (right) are David and Roberta Lawrence.

By Lee Stephens – A diverse segment of the community gathered on March 30 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center to engage in an intellectual discussion about the universality of different faith traditions.

The Ismaili Council for Florida, the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, MCCJ, and Temple Beth Sholom co-sponsored an Interfaith Lecture titled “Spirituality and Universality in Islam.”

The guest speaker, Dr. Shah-Kazemi, is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London and managing editor of the Encyclopædia Islamica.

He maintained through passages of the Qu’ran that Islam “…explicitly refers to the divine ordainment of religious diversity.”

Following the lecture, Father Frank Corbishley, Episcopalian Chaplain of the University of Miami since 1994, discussed the importance of remembering the past mistakes of all Abrahamic faiths.

“Humility demands that we acknowledge that we all have baggage, and that the other religions also have something beautiful to contribute,” he advocated.

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