Your American Muslim Neighbor: The Surprising Facts Behind the Fear-Mongering

04Feb2016
04Feb2016

Did you know that the first week of February is designated as World Interfaith Harmony Week? Help us commemorate the rich and longstanding tradition of American religious pluralism with a special interactive discussion with Celene Ibrahim, a prominent feminist theologian, specialist in Arabic and the history of Islamic civilizations, Muslim university chaplain, and celebrated interfaith organizer. Bring your questions and curiosities about American Muslims, the teachings of Islam on politics and religious pluralism, and the roles of women in Muslim faith communities.

From 6:30pm until 8:00pm

At Brookline Public Library

16 Main St, Brookline, NH, USA

Brookline, NH Public Library / 603-673-3330

Your American Muslim Neighbor: The Surprising Facts Behind the Fear-Mongering Thursday, February 4th, 6:30 pm Please sign up at the Library starting January 15th Did you know that the first week of February is designated as World Interfaith Harmony Week? Help us commemorate the rich and longstanding tradition of American religious pluralism with a special interactive discussion with Celene Ibrahim, a prominent feminist theologian, specialist in Arabic and the history of Islamic civilizations, Muslim university chaplain, and celebrated interfaith organizer. Bring your questions and curiosities about American Muslims, the teachings of Islam on politics and religious pluralism, and the roles of women in Muslim faith communities. About World Interfaith Harmony Week: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ A recent New York Times Op-Ed featuring Celene- http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/01/06/do-non-muslims-help-or-hurt-women-by-wearing-hijabs About Our Presenter- Celene Ibrahim is a scholar, educator, and chaplain. Ms. Ibrahim is widely published and holds a joint faculty appointment as Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, where she co-directs the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education [CIRCLE] and serves as a publishing editor for the Journal of Interreligious Studies as well as the blog State of Formation. She is honored to also serve as the Muslim Chaplain for Tufts University. Ms. Ibrahim has been recognized as a Harvard Presidential Scholar and her contributions to increasing religious literacy have been featured on diverse forums including BBC, Public Radio International, the Religion Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, and many other venues. Her academic interests range from Muslim feminist theology and theologies of religious pluralism, to critical social theory and the history of Islamic intellectual thought. She holds a Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandies University, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University.

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