An interfaith forum and luncheon about local and global issues surrounding Judaism, Christianity and Islam will be held Oct. 17 at the UCF Student Union.

Participants in the forum, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m., are: Doug Evans, the Three Wise Guys and Zainab Al-Suwaij.

Doug Evans lectures at UCF on world religion and will provide introductory remarks. The Three Wise Guys — Rabbi Steven Engel, the Rev. Bryan Fulwider and Imam Muhammad Musri — share their perspectives on interfaith issues in their weekly radio show called “Friends Talking Faith” on WMFE-FM. They will discuss human trafficking and the role for religion.

Al-Suwaij, the co-founder and executive director of the American Islamic Congress, will deliver the luncheon keynote. Al-Suwaij started AIC to build interfaith and interethnic understanding, and to also be a representative of the diversity of American Muslims. She will discuss “Interfaith Dialogue Post-9/11.”

For registration or additional information, contact the UCF Global Perspectives Office at 407-823-0688 or

In addition to Global Perspectives, sponsors and partners of the event include the UCF Diplomacy Program, UCF Middle Eastern Studies Program, Kurdish Political Studies Initiatives, UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, UCF Human Trafficking Awareness Program, UCF Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, UCF Department of Philosophy, Chastang Charitable Foundation, UCF Political Science Department, UCF College of Sciences, International Services Center, Islamic Society of Central Florida, Valencia Peace and Justice Initiative, UCF LIFE and the Global Connections Foundation.