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Connections: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Nature of Religious Worship

How much do you know about Islam? Most Americans don't know much about why Sunni and Shia have had conflicts over the centuries.

This hour, we open with a conversation about the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Who are they? What do they believe, and why? We also learn more about the interfaith vigil the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community is organizing on Saturday, December 19. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 1609 East Main Street in Rochester.

We also discuss the nature of religious worship more broadly. You might have seen that a college professor was placed on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same god. What do scholars say? What do our holy books say? Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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