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Civility in a Pluralistic Society, talk by Richard J. Mouw

By John Graham

September 14th, 2011

Dr. Richard J Mouw is President of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. I heard him deliver a great message last Sunday — prompted by the tenth anniversary of 9/11 — about how we as a people can live together in a pluralistic society with people who hold very different believes and values from our own. Although the talk was given in a Christian setting, I believe Dr. Mouw’s message has much to say to all people of faith. You can hear an audio of his talk at:

Sara Moore