Islam: A Way of Life
With the rising number of Muslim students and the local Somali population matriculating at the University of St. Thomas, a series of lectures discussing Islam by subtopic is important for our community.
Interfaith dialogues on campus have brought major understanding between Islam and Catholicism, but discussing the root of the Islamic beliefs and values can bring a much greater understanding and appreciation of the diversity Muslim students bring to the university while breaking down stereotypes.
International Student Services will lead this effort in collaboration with the Saudi Club, Muslim Student Association, GMSA (Globally Minded Student Association), Campus Ministry, the Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center, the Women’s Center, SDIS, the Islamic Resource Group of Minneapolis, and the Department of Theology.
The lectures are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. With the exception of March 6, the lectures will be presented from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall. The March 6 lecture will be presented at 7 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.
March 06, 2014
Presenter: Halel Estefandiari - Woodrow Wilson International Center
Title: "Islam & Feminism" - Click HERE to learn more
April 14, 2014
Presenter:Roxana Saberi - Click HERE to learn more
April 22, 2014
Presenter: Jack Shaheen
Title: "Reel Bad Arabs: Images of Arabs and Muslims in Popular Culture"
Click HERE to read his bio.
This series of lectures stems from a Loftus Diversity Grant that was acquired by International Student Services.
Sponsors: International Student Services, Luann Dummer Center for Women, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, Campus Ministry, GMSA, MSA, Dean of Students Office, Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center
Partners: International Studies Department, Department of Political Science, Department of Theology, Islamic Resource Group, History Department
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm