Baccalaureate Celebration. Seniors play a significant role in this multifaith gathering that includes music, readings, dance and an address by Hussein Rashid, a community preacher and faculty member in the Barnard College Department of Religion. Johnson Chapel.
I’ll be moderating a panel during the day of this conference. A link to the program is here. The Harriman Institute. The Harriman Institute presents a series of colloquia entitled “Eurasian Pipelines – Road to Peace, Development and Interdependencies?”
A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims – Williams College. Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come here how qawwali, a Muslim devotional music from South Asia, is now an American music.
Groups produce guide on U.S. Muslims | First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition. The new document, What is the Truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers, is an attempt by the organizations to provide accurate information and delve into the law of religious freedom, the history of American Muslims in the United States, and misunderstood terms and practices, including Shariah. Hussein Rashid, Hofstra University adjunct professor and Religion Dispatches associate editor, and Rev. Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, will join Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy,…