With all the blather about banning or restricting the construction of mosques in the United States because of Islam's alleged connections to terrorism, now is a good time to examine exactly what the religion is and what its central tenets are.
The Community of the Good Shepherd Church is hosting a discussion this week entitled, A Teachable Moment: Islam Explained. It will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the church, located between Montgomery and Loveland in northeastern Hamilton County.
The event is designed to promote cross-cultural awareness and goodwill, and will explore such questions as who is Mohammed, what is the Koran and how has Islam contributed to Western civilization.
Both sessions are free and open to the public.
The Catholic Church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, near Weller Park. For more information, call 513-489-8815, ext. 737 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.