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Beth Sorensen
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503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


Islamic expert lectures on "Redeeming Islam - The Neo-Colonial Project in Islamic Studies in a Post 9/11 Academy" on April 2

WHO: Dr. Farid Esack , University Professor and ERS Chair Ethics/Religion & Society, Xavier University

WHAT: "Redeeming Islam - The Neo-Colonial Project in Islamic Studies in a Post 9/11 Academy"

WHEN: Friday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Psychology auditorium (Room 105), Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland (use east parking lot)

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website or call the public events hotline at 503/777-7755.

The lecture is sponsored by the Reed College religion department and the Thomas Lamb Eliot Fund for Religion.

Dr. Farid Esack
Farid Esack is a South African Muslim Theologian who studied in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and Germany. He has written "Qur'an, Liberation and Pluralism," "On Being a Muslim," and "An Introduction to the Qur'an." He has published on Islam, gender, liberation, theology, inter-faith relations, and Qur'anic Hermeneutics. Professor Esack served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality in the South African government and has taught at the Universities of Western Cape, Ohio, Hamburg, the College of William & Mary, and Union Theological Seminary (NY). He is currently the Besl Professor in Ethics, Religion, and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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