CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council will hold a special program on Thursday called "Understanding Our Neighbors: What Is Islam?"
Daniel Tutt, from Unity Productions Foundation, will deliver the main speech, beginning at 10 a.m., at the John XXIII Pastoral Center along Corridor G, just south of Ashton Place.
Tutt's speech will be: "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think."
Unity Productions focuses on making documentary films and working on outreach projects that increase public understanding about Muslims and Islam.
Today, Tutt is a doctoral student at the European Graduate School, where his research and writing focus on European philosophy, psychoanalysis and media studies.
The EGS campus is located in the Pennine Alps, in a valley surrounded by mountains 13,000 feet high, near Switzerland's border with Italy.
Tutt has served on advisory councils and boards of several interfaith organizations, including the United Religious Initiative, Americans for Informed Democracy and 9/11 Unity Walk -- all based in Washington, D.C.
Ruby Abdulla, KVIC's president, said, "We are living in a time when there are a lot of questions people are raising about Islam. The turmoil in the Middle East at present is also affecting us in various ways.
"The Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council's mission is to bring all faiths together and education people about different faiths."