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Agenda: “Identifying The Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror”
Speaker: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
This is a special extra event, jointly sponsored with The Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County which will take place at Temple Shalom. (A separate $15 entry fee applies). DR. Jasser heads this American think tank which is built on the premise of advocating for the principles of the U.S. Constitution, liberty and freedom through the separation of mosque and state. A devout American Muslim, Jasser is a Commissioner on the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is an ardent activist for universal human rights and against the global movement of political Islam (Islamism) that holds Muslims around the world under the thumb of theocratic regimes.
For more information: http://christianrightsandfreedom.org/
8:00PM and a question and answer session will follow until 8:45PM evenings’ conclusion. There are two basic themes: WEDNESDAYS’ THEME: Modern Heresies and FRIDAYS’ THEME: The Torah, aka the Pentateuch.
“HAJJI MAMA” OR THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY HAJJ TO JERUSALEM
A lecture by Valentina Izmirlieva, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University
Respondents: Fordham professors Sarit Kattan Gribetz (theology) and Ebru Turan (history)
From the 17th to 19th centuries, in the European part of the Ottoman Empire, some Orthodox Christians modeled their pilgrimage to Jerusalem on the Muslim hajj to Mecca. They even called themselves hajjis, using an Islam ichonorific, but insisted on the Christian ethos of their quest.This lecture will show how the Orthodox “hajj” emerged within Muslim Ottoman culture as a Christian family project and as a surprising vehicle for female empowerment.
Note: ROSE HILL CAMPUS | FORDHAM UNIVERSITY | BRONX, NY
Registration requested: fordham.edu/orthodoxy/
This lecture appears courtesy of the institutional partnership between the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Black Sea Networks Initiative of Columbia University.