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Dealing with our Darknesses: Strategies and Stories of Resilience and Transformation

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dealing with our Darknesses: Militancy and the Theological Exploitation of Religion for Violence

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dealing with our Darknesses: Patriarchy and Gender Oppression

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dealing with our Darknesses: Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation

Friday, September 30, 2016

Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Hope and promise in a broken world: stories of peace building

Saturday, December 5, 2015 

Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Engaging our ethical traditions (faith-based or other) with human realities

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The racecraft of Islamophobia: Public rhetoric and the racialization of Islam 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the fifteen years since 9/11, the racialization of Muslim peoples in the United States and Canada has intensified. In this talk, hear Dr. Frankie Condon examine how the rhetorical means by which diverse peoples worldwide – who share a faith tradition – have been increasingly represented as a “race” that may more easily be marginalized and criminalized in the west and around the world. 
 

Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Dialoguing with our scriptures:  what do we mean by “peace” and “justice”?

Sunday, October 25, 2015 

Mawlana Rumi and the Islamic Spiritual tradition

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bilal Kuspinar is the Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts and Director of the International Rumi Center for the Study of Civilizations and Chair of the Department of  Philosophy, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey. His areas of specialization include: Theories of Knowledge, Philosophy of Illumination, Political Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy & Mysticism, and Islamic Civilization. He has previously taught at Concordia University,  Mc Gill University, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Malaysia. He is the author of numerous books and articles including The Lamp of Mysteries and Avicenna’s Theory of Knowledge.

Pilgrimage: Stories of Pilgrimage and Pilgrims

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Engage with first-hand accounts from pilgrims about the experience and impact of making a pilgrimage.

 

Computer-based design of Islamic geometric patterns

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Islamic art encompasses one of the world's greatest traditions
of decorative geometric patterns. Professor Kaplan will discusses his
ongoing research on the structure of Islamic geometric
patterns, and computational algorithms for constructing them automatically.

Pilgrimage: Places of Pilgrimage

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Exploring the social and political history of Muslims in postwar Europe.

 

Islam in Europe or European Islam? The Muslim struggle for civil rights and belonging in postwar Europe

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What makes a place “sacred” and what insights into each tradition does this give us?

 

Pluralism in the Quran: Possibilities

Monday, June 23, 2014

Homogeneity and exclusivism or diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism? That is the question.

 

Analysis of US Press Coverage of the Term after 9/11

Friday, March 14, 2014

Using the coverage in the U.S. newspapers post September 11, 2001, this talk will uncover the multifaceted use of the term, “Islamophobia.”

 

What does Mysticism look like today?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

This is the second in a two-part series that examines Mysticism through multiple faiths.

 

What is Mysticism and where did it come from?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

This is the first in a two-part series that explores the roots and branches of mysticism in all three traditions through stories, lives, writings, and experiences.

 

Islam at the Foundations of Western Society: How Medieval Islam Shaped the Modern World

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A social historian of medieval crime and gender, Bednarski works on criminal records from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to see how ordinary people lived, laughed, loved, and loathed.

 

Faith & the Feminine: Jewish, Christian, and the Muslim Perspective

October 21, 2012 - Understanding the Feminine in our Scriptures:

Explore three scriptural approaches to gender justice. Highlights include: exploring the feminine in the scriptures, and the impact of patriarchy on scholarship and teaching.

November 10, 2012- Examining the social and cultural meaning of the feminine in our scriptures

Examine the intersection and the overlap of faith and culture from the early history of each faith tradition to the current status of women of faith living in transborder, pluralistic communities such as Canada.

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