NASHVILLE,TN–The Islamic Center of Nashville held an open house on Saturday, March 14th featuring talks and interactive sessions. The event was attended by more than fifty people of all faiths and denominations. The highlights were speeches from two scholars and civil rights activists: Lewis Baldwin, retired professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University and an ordained Baptist minister, and Amiri Al-Hadid, a retired professor from Tennessee State University, where he chaired the African studies department.
Baldwin and Al-Hadid are also authors of a book, ‘Between Cross and Crescent: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Malcolm and Martin.’
“People from different faiths can work together in dealing with problems with society, human rights issues and civil rights issues,” said Rashed Fakhruddin, president of the center, in an interview to the Tennasean. “When we work together, there’s a lot we can accomplish.”