Posted by: Fr. C. | August 17, 2011

Orthodoxy and Islam Conference

“Orthodoxy and Islam: Crisis and Opportunity” is a conference Saint Stephen’s is hosting Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 19th – 21st.

This unique conference is designed to provide Orthodox Christians with new resources, perspectives and understanding on the complex topic of Islam, both to educate as well as to equip the faithful to engage with Muslims they meet, with the goal of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Featuring respected authors, speakers and pastors:

Fr. Daniel Byantoro, founder of the Indonesian Orthodox Church, author and convert from Islam

Raymond Ibrahim, author of “The Al Queda Reader: The Essential Texts of Osama Bin Laden’s Terrorist Organization,” Assoc. Director of the Middle East Forum

Anthony Davar, convert from Islam and Orthodox writer/missionary

Ralph Sidway, author of “Facing Islam”

Session one begins with brief Vespers Friday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Sessions two through five begin with brief morning prayers Saturday, August 20th, at 10:00am.

The closing session will follow the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy and lunch together on Sunday, August 21st, at 10:30am.

All sessions will be held at Saint Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Mission, 3560 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45806.

A requested donation of $20 per person ($30 per family) includes refreshments Friday, and lunch Saturday and Sunday.

To register, email

Join us for a weekend conference of solid teaching and sure inspiration, as we confront one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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