Islam Without Extremes, and Interfaith Dialogue
Friday, April 20th, 2012, 2 pm to 4 pm
702 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Ave.
Registration encouraged. REGISTER HERE
A conversation with Mustafa Akyol and the Reverend Daniel Madigan on the common ground that exists between Christianity and Islam, and between conservative and moderate traditions in both religions. They will discuss how, within Islam, Quranic interpretation can lead either to humanist depictions of freedom and democracy or to a justification of authoritarian political force.
Mustafa Akyol is a columnist for two Turkish newspapers, Hürriyet Daily News and Star. His articles have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, copies of which will be sold at the event.
Daniel Madigan, a Jesuit priest, is the Jeanette W. and Otto J. Ruesch Family Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University.