Patrick J Ryan, S.J., the Lawrence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, will deliver the annual fall McGinley lecture, “Life After Death, Hopes and Fears for Jews, Christians and Muslims.”
Father Ryan, who has dedicated his work to facilitating a trialogue between the three Abrahamic religions, will deliver the lecture twice:
Tuesday, Nov. 13 6 p.m.
Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus
And again on
Wednesday, Nov. 14
William D. Walsh Family Library, Rose Hill Campus
Joining Father Ryan on both nights will be respondents Claudia Setzer, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, and Hussein Rashid, Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of religion at Hofstra University.
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, president of Interfaith Alliance, and Charles C. Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project, to discuss the guide and the state of religious freedom in the United States.
Muslim millennials are often depicted either as radicalized promoters of Islamic global dominion or champions of democracy. But what do these two competing images tell us about the roughly 450 million young Muslims in the world today? And what, if anything, about the future of Islam?
Reza Aslan, author, No God but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization
Musa Syeed, screenwriter and director, Valley of Saints and A Son’s Sacrifice
Khalid Latif, chaplain, New York University
Linda Sarsour, director, Arab American Association of New York
Nadia Roumani, director, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute
WHAM! BAM! DISHOOM! MUSLIMS AND AMERICANESS IN GRAPHIC NOVELS Hussein will trace the religious imagery embedded in American graphic novels and how this coded language served to normalize religious minorities in American consciousness. There will be a discussion of vectors of Muslim involvement in graphic novels and how they are building on these traditions to integrate into American societ
The bebop and cool jazz of American music will be explored when The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and School of Architecture welcome back Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University, to the campus next week for the discussion, “Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Music.”