“How we do that, the difference is in the details, and that’s one of the things this class is going to address.” At least that’s how First Methodist church Rev. Susan Boegli sees it. “Details,” indeed — such as those “minor details” of jihad, martyrdom, sharia, dhimmitude, etc. But not to worry: John Esposito — Islamic apologist extraordinaire — will set the record straight.
“Islam class set for January at church,” by Jillian Daley for the Statesman Journal, December 29:
Salem “” A 13-week class about Islam will be available at First United Methodist Church starting in January.
The weekly class will feature the Islam section of the Great World Religions DVD series taught by John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and professor of Islam at Georgetown University.[…]
First United Methodist Church’s the Rev. Susan Boegli said having an Islam class at a Christian church makes sense.
“We all share the same God, the same principles of loving one another, of peace and justice,” Boegli said. “How we do that, the difference is in the details, and that’s one of the things this class is going to address.”