By Hanan al-Harbi
Dr. John Andrew Morrow, who spearheads the Covenants Initiative, an international movement committed to promoting co-existence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, recently returned from a whirlwind tour of California where he shared the pluralistic message of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, with hundreds of listeners.
Organized by Zachary Markwith, a PhD candidate in Islamic Studies, and supported by various religious and academic centers, the lecture tour included speaking engagements at the IMAN Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Bayan in Claremont, the Islamic Center of Fresno, the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and the Islamic Culture Center of Northern California in Oakland.
Morrow’s positive and uplifting voice was well-received by audiences in southern and northern California. “What a wealth of knowledge!” commented Noor-Malika Chishti, who attended Morrow’s presentation in Los Angeles. Asked what motivated him to organize the week-long series of lectures held at the end of September, Zachary Markwith spoke of the significance of Morrow’s scholarship: “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World is one of the most important books written in recent decades. It is our duty, as Muslims, to share true Islam with the world.”