Christianity and Islam teach us there is only one God. At a recent community meeting to improve communication between Christians and Muslims, it was stated by a member of the audience that since both religions believe in Jesus, we all share the same God. This statement generated much emotion and controversy. As the evening progressed, it became clear that the meeting attendees knew very little about any religion other than their own. It also became clear to the Christian and Islamic religious leaders in attendance that a few Christians and Muslims were unfamiliar with some aspects of their own faith. Complicating discussions, it appeared many attendees were mistakenly projecting what they knew about their own religion onto the other faith, without realizing that surface similarities sometimes mask fundamental differences.