Lectures & Learning

"Hating on Muslims: Manufacturing Fear, American Muslims, and the American Dream"

When: Wed., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. 2012

Inspired by the Sufi poetic tradition and the political theories of Edward Said, Huffington Post and Religion News blogger Omid Safi is a leading voice in Progressive Islam, a movement that draws upon sources both inside and outside Muslim tradition to promote the non-violent struggle for social justice. A firsthand witness to the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq War, Safi edited 2003's Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism, is a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has authored a forthcoming translation and analysis of Rumi's biography. His free lecture, "Hating on Muslims: Manufacturing Fear, American Muslims, and the American Dream," begins at 7 tonight in Gates Common Room on the third floor of Palmer Hall (1025 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu). — Bill Forman

Price: Free

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