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    Who is Jesus? ( Imam Sabri's Opening Statement - 3 of 5 )


    by xicg_1

    What do you believe about Jesus? Is he a good man? Is he a prophet? Or is he, as Christians believe, actually divine? What do Muslims believe about Jesus? Is he a prophet or more than a prophet? Why is it important to understand the differences between the Christian and Islamic views of Jesus? Representing the Muslim perspective was Imam Sabri Samson; Imam Samson came from Malaysia as an eighteen year old to study at the University of Tasmania and stayed on. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Teaching he taught science and electronics in Hobart for almost twenty years before retiring from the education system five years ago. But he hasn't given up being a teacher and mentor in the community as Imam of Hobart Mosque and Executive Member of the Islamic Council of Tasmania, roles he has been performing since 1984. As spokesman for Tasmania's Muslim community he carries positive stories to the media and promotes synergy between the different faiths. Imam Samson lectures and presents information sessions at the Mosque and more widely in the community - for example, in schools, Scouts, inter-faith forums, service clubs, and the police academy - and is involved in Harmony Day, achieving social cohesion in a multi-faith society. Representing the Christian side was Mr Samuel Green, Mr Green is a Christian Scholar from the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical students (AFES). He has a national ministry engaging in conversation and debate with Muslim people. He is a writer for, he has written hundreds of articles on Islam and Christianity. He is an active in Christian ministry as a bible teacher on University campuses. He's been involved in Christian Muslim Discussions and dialogs for the last 15 years. The Topic of Debate: Who is Jesus? Imam Sabri Samson vs. Samuel Green (University of Tasmania, Australia August 13, 2008 )