I don't have any Muslim friends, and I lack that different perspective,' says one of the students, Gabriel.'I think it's really important that rather than just judging, we get to know their stories and get to know where they're coming from.' Nearby, a former nun called Michaela says she's 'hunting a Muslim' for the committee of her interfaith network.'Until 10 years ago, I knew nothing about Islam,' she says.'I've been educating myself, reading a lot and talking to Muslims whenever I can.
I've come to the conclusion that our ignorance about Islam is enormous.'She's warm and enthusiastic about the session, but her line of questioning becomes sharp when she starts pushing one of the Muslim women on the Prophet Muhammad and the Invasion of Banu Qurayza, a battle described in the Koran.
Also, this story involves complete strangers, and therefore, is unlikely to come back to haunt me.
As in, I conveniently forgot their names.)Rewind two weeks: I'm hanging out with some girlfriends and one of them mentions how she saw a groupon-like deal for speed dating.
How Speed Dating works: «You meet 10 to 12 (and sometimes more) other single professionals in less than 2 hours (via a series of 6-minute „Pre-Dates“).
Below is an […] (continue) Tags: dialogue, event design, exploration, facilitation technique, gems, great for beginners, highly recommended, intergroup relations, large-group methods, listening, must-have books, tools, World Cafe Categories: All Resources, Books & Booklets, Tools & Handouts Written by NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher to expand upon the text on our “What Are Dialogue & Deliberation? This resource provides enough details to enable you to decide which of these leading dialogue and deliberation methods you should learn more about.The only preconditions are that they have all paid some money, dressed up a bit, come to a bar in town, and pinned on a name badge.If the popularity of Hana Assafiri's Speed Date a Muslim event is anything to go by, these thoughts are rattling around the minds of many Australians.I've had beer cans and eggs thrown at my car and have been rammed off a freeway.'I actually went and learnt Krav Maga in case I was attacked.'The 'speed-dating' sessions have attracted a mixed crowd so far.At one table, two Year 12 students from a Christian college in Melbourne's eastern suburbs listen earnestly to their 'date'.'I thought it'd be really cool to come.At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.