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Unpacking Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know About Islam

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:45pm

In a climate of fear, misinformation, and generalization, how can we equip ourselves to speak and act in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters? Dr. Jiwa from Center of Islamic Studies, GTU, and President and Dean Mark Richardson of CDSP will meet in conversation at CDSP to discuss the reality of Islam. This event will be available via livestream.

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 7:45pm
Where: Tucson Common Room, CDSP Campus, 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley CA 94709

Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Sunday, February 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 8, 2016 (All day)

The Center for Islamic Studies would like to encourage you to attend an exciting exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco February 25- May 8 entitled, Pearls on a String: Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.

The Forty Rules of Love: A Dramatic Reading by Hassan El Jai

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Two, very different contemporary characters discover romance in a dramatic reading of best-selling novel The Forty Rules of Love by acclaimed Moroccan theater, voice, film, and TV performer and translator Hassan El Jai (recently performed at Form Mason in SF). Elif Shafak’s novel follows the lives of a Jewish-American housewife and a Sufi Muslim based in Amsterdam and the unlikely love they develop for each other. El Jai&r

Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs

Friday, February 5, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

 

The Center for Islamic Studies at Graduate Theological Union invites you to attend an important upcoming conference, Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs.

Arabic: Language of the Quran, An Exhibit

Saturday, January 16, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 20, 2016 (All day)

From January 16th through March 20th, the San Francisco Library and the Islamic Art Exhibit will present Arabic: Language of the Quran. This exhibit and related programs are supported by many institutions, including GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. 

Exhibit:
When: January 16-March 20th, 2016

GTU Receives Funding for Madrasa-Midrasha Interreligious Programs

January 6, 2016

The Graduate Theological Union has received a grant of $35,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support Madrasa-Midrasha: Interreligious Education Programming during 2016. Madrasa-Midrasha is a collaborative effort between the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.

Understanding and Countering Islamophobia

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (All day) to Monday, January 11, 2016 (All day)

A GTU Intersession Public Engagement Course taught by Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and Dr. Hatem Baziam, director of the Islamophobia Research Documentation Project, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley.

When: January 5-8, and 11, 2016, 10 am - 5 pm

Where: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

GTU and Partners Stand Against Islamophobia

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