“Islam in the 21st Century” Course Offered at UUF

On April 28, from 1 to 4 pm the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will offer a free short course on Islam in the 21st century. This program will be led by Jitendra Suman who taught a class this winter at The Clearing on Identity in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. All are welcome.

This contemporary discourse about Islam, the world’s second largest religion, will include multiple facets such as the historical background of Islamic theology and its expansion beyond its area of origin which inevitably brought about new dialogue and confrontation with the world’s other cultures and religions. Also discussed will be a look at how globalization has affected this process, assuming new connotations, bringing both challenges and opportunity to the world community.

Suman was born and raised in the heart of central India; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He received his PhD in History specializing in Ancient Indian Religion and is actively involved in both writing and academic research. He is managing editor of JORHSA, the online Journal of Religious History South Asia and is currently working with the Sister Bay Historical Society as assistant curator, digitally documenting their historical collection. Suman lives with his wife Abbey Box in Ellison Bay where they co-founded Sutra, a fine art gallery specializing in Indian contemporary and tribal art.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.


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