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Sept 2019

Islamophobia, Interfaith Relations, and Christian Preaching: Insights from “The Purple Zone”

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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Sept 2019

Islamophobia, Interfaith Relations, and Christian Preaching: Insights from “The Purple Zone”

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade from Lexington Theological Seminary shared insights from a survey of protestant clergy about controversial justice issues in preaching and her book based on that research. 

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

Aug 2019

The Covenants Initiative

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Aug 2019

The Covenants Initiative

Charles Upton presented on The Covenants Initiative—now the Covenants of the Prophet Foundation— which is a Muslim interfaith peace movement that, since its debut in 2013 at the Bilal Mosque in Lexington, Kentucky, has become international in scope. It’s based on the ground-breaking book The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by Dr. John Andrew Morrow. 

April 2019

Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

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April 2019

Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

 Dr. Ann Wainscott, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami (Ohio) University spoke about her book "Bureaucritizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror." Morocco has a unique approach to combating terrorism by reforming religious institutions to reward loyalty and discourage dissent by religious elites. 

March 2019

Andalusia

10am - noon

Ohavay Zion Synagogue

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March 2019

Andalusia

 Dr. Oliver Leaman, professor of philosophy at UK, spoke about Andalusia - Christian, Jews and Muslims in the medieval Iberian peninsula. The long period when three different religious communities lived in what is today Spain and Portugal has been described very differently by historians.

10am - noon

Ohavay Zion Synagogue

Feb 2019

Amnesty International of Kentucky

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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Feb 2019

Amnesty International of Kentucky

Tony Goodwin, Kentucky Field Organizer for Amnesty International USA, introduced the audience to Amnesty International USA, human rights, and grassroots advocacy. One of the current human rights crises AI is highlighting is concerning the surveillance and mass detention of the Uighur Muslims in China.

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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