CCUIC Resources:


  • Armstrong, Karen. Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World (Anchor, 1991) Islam: A Short History (Modern Library, 2000) Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (Harper Collins, 2006)
  • Brownstein, Ted (ed.). The Interfaith Prayer book. Distributed by (800-326-1197).
  • Daniel, Norman. Islam and the West: The Making of an Image (OneWorld, 1993).
  • Ernst, Carl W. Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (U. of North Caroline Press, 2003).
  • Hewer, C.T.R. Understanding Islam: An Introduction (Fortress Press, 2006).
  • Hussain, Amir. Oil & Water: Two Faiths: One God (Wood Lake Publishing, 2006).
  • Kaltner, John. Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know (Fortress Press, 2003). Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Quran for Bible Readers (Liturgical Press, 1999).
  • Smith, Huston. The World's Religions (Harper Collins, 1991).
  • Speight, Marston R. God is One: The Way of Islam (Friendship Press, 1991).



  • Islamic Networks Group: Muslim speakers about Islam or an Interfaith Panel -  
  • Islam: Mohammad Chaudhry 925-458-7027 1308 San Lucas Dr., Pittsburg, CA 94565-7606 Leader of the Islamic Center of the East Bay, 311 West 18th St., Antioch, CA 94565 Mohammad Baseer Imam from the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center, 2232 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 925-866-7088 335 Deleon Ave., Fremont CA 94539 510-414-7075 Dr. Amer Salih Araim Imam, member of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, professor 925-934-1794
  • Judaism: Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Beth Chaim Congregation, Danville Rabbi Dan is committed to interfaith work and is an excellent speaker.
  • Hinduism: Nagashwar Subramanyam, Priest, Hindu Temple Livermore; 925-455-1321 Nagashwar is an impressive spiritual presence. Dr. Dharam P. Sharma, PhD in plant science, practicing Hindu of priestly cast 1618 Baldwin Rd., Hughson, CA 95326 209-581-9010 Dr. Sharma has a powerpoint presentation on Hindiusm, appropriate for a class or lecture.
  • Buddhism: Venerable Anh Vo, Phap Vuong Temple, Milpitas 408-529-3252 880 Evans Rd., Milpitas, CA 95035 Interfaith Speakers Bureau Located in San Jose, the Bureau is an initiative of the Islamic Networks Group to increase religious literacy and promote mutual respect. Speakers are recruited from and sent to communities all around the San Francisco Bay Area from Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. 408-296-7312



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