Monday, October 08, 2007

Promoting "understanding" 

On Friday this week, Century College in White Bear Lake is sponsoring a conference titled "Building Bridges of Understanding to the Muslim World." Bridge-building being all the rage in Minnesota these days, I thought it was worth a look. The featured talks include representatives of the following organizations:
I will be away from the area that day, but I will be interested to hear what these and other speakers might say about fighting terrorism or how to get the majority of Muslims who oppose it to speak up about it.

Note that, unlike the decision to not invite Desmond Tutu to St. Thomas, I have no problem inviting these speakers to Century. My question is whether these speakers will have to face questions from the audience, and whether or not they can do a better job of answering these questions than was done at Columbia.