Monday, December 6, 2010

Quraan Conference Program Sequence

Quraan Conference Program Sequence
Full Video of the program and report will be posted soon.
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The purpose of this conference is to understand the issues and find ways to remove such fears in an open forum and restore the cohesiveness of our society and work towards building a safe and secure America


National Anthem

Pledge of Allegiance
How it got started – Jonathan Halsey
Purpose – to build a cohesive America
Misrepresented verses in circulation
Narrow it down to 10 Verses 
A short prayer
Methodology of reading the verses
Non-Muslim Panelists will read & explain 
Conclusion - comment from each panelist
Recognition of Recent Awardees

American Clergy Leadership Conference

Pastor George Mason - Wilshire Baptist Church
Rev. Petra Weldes – Center for Spiritual Living
Rev. Michael Jenkins – American Clergy Leadership

Dr. Harbans Lal – Guru Granth Sahib Studies
Pastor Eric Folkerth - United Methodist Church
Hon. Lon Burnam – Texas State Representative
Dr. John Norris – Professor of Theology, UD
Rev. Bill Matthews, Chair, Interfaith Council
Rev. Tony Brigmon, Mormon Church
Dr. Karen Hollie, Protestant


Imam Zia Shaikh, Islamic Center of Irving 
Imam Shakoor, Warith Deen Muhammad Masjid
Hamid Sheikh, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 
Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Muslim Community Center


CAIR – Council on Islamic Relations
ISNA – Islamic Society of North America 


Dr. Karen Hollie and her team, Life way Church
Esther Vasquez and her Team, Unification Church
Adil Khan, General Assistance
Rita Clarke and her team, Dallas Peace Center


Aftab Chagani and his Staff – Audio & Video
Kevin Foresman, Video Technician
Syed Rafi, Banners and Signs

Laura Sutherland, Unity Church of Dallas

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The program was organized by World Muslim Congress and the Foundation for Pluralism working towards building cohesive societies with dignity and respect to every human on earth.

Mike Ghouse runs the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at

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