Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Campus Talk: The Future of Islam

An annoucement from our colleague, Rich Friman:


The Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Lecture Series

Reza Aslan

Internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, media commentator, and author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.

The Future of Islam:
Toward the Islamic Reformation


Monday March 26, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Varsity Theater on the Marquette Campus
1326 West Wisconsin Avenue

Lecture and Book Signing
Free and Open to the Public

For questions or additional information, call (414) 288-5991

For some samples of what Aslan believes, check the following:
  • Truth and power: For many Muslims today, ‘interreligious dialogue’ often looks suspiciously like religious coercion.
  • Keep It Whole: The US must not allow Iraq to fracture into Sunni, Shia and Kurdish statelets.
  • The war for Islam: Osama bin Laden may go down in history not only as the murderous criminal who declared holy war on the United States, but also as a radical figure in what has come to be called the Islamic Reformation--the epic struggle to define the faith of over a billion people.
  • Depicting Mohammed: Why I’m offended by the Danish cartoons of the prophet.
  • Democracy of believers: Iraq should look to Israel for a model that combines democracy and religious belief.

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