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“Bridging the Chasm between Islam and the West”
Date Friday September 29
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road
Kensington, CA 94707
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorMac Lingo
Lecture
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Founder & Director of the American Society
for the Advancement of Muslims
“Bridging the Chasm between Islam and the West”


The Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley is hosting as part of their Lawrence Lectures Series; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of Masjid al-Farah in New York City, and founder of the American Sufi Muslim Association (ASMA) Society, a not-for-profit, non-political, educational and cultural organization dedicated to creating bridges between the American public and American Muslims. He is the author of Islam: A Search for Meaning, and Islam: A Sacred Law, What Every Muslim Should Know About the Shari´ah.

“Islam, a religion I deeply love and which is essential to my identity, is repeatedly bearing the brunt for atrocious acts being carried out in its name the world over. It is perceived as a national security threat in the United States. At the same time, America—a land I dearly love and whose values I cherish—arouses antagonism in much of the Muslim world. As an American Muslim leader put it recently, ‘A great mountain has grown between our cultures. Sometimes it seems that all we can do is scratch at the rock.’"

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 6th, 2006 4:52 PM
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