Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Engaging our ethical traditions (faith-based or other) with human realities
Sunday, November 22, 2015
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”?
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.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Engage with first-hand accounts from pilgrims about the experience and impact of making a pilgrimage.
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.
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?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Homogeneity and exclusivism or diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism? That is the question.
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.”
Sunday, December 8, 2013
This is the second in a two-part series that examines Mysticism through multiple faiths.
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.
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.
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.