Radical Love: Poems and Stories from the Islamic Tradition
Join us for an incredible lecture by Dr. Omid Safi of Duke University.
Dr. Safi is a Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and spirituality. He is a leading Muslim public intellectual who is committed to the intersection of spirituality and social justice.
He has been invited by the family of Dr. King to speak at Ebenezer Church on the relevance of Dr. King for today’s America. Omid is the editor of Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism in which he inaugurated a new understanding of Islam that is rooted in social justice, gender equality and religious/ethnic pluralism. His Memories of Muhammad is an award-winning biography of the Prophet Muhammad.
His most recent book is Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (published by Yale). Omid often appears as an expert on Islam in the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, BBC, CNN and other outlets . He is a recent columnist for On Being, and now has a podcast at Be Here Now. He leads a spiritually oriented adult tour to Turkey and Morocco called Illuminated Tours (http://www.illuminatedtours.com) which is open to people of all faith backgrounds.
From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Safi was a professor at Colgate University, a place that he still considers a home. Two of his children (Roya and Amir) were born in the village of Hamilton. Hamilton & Colgate are and will always be home to Omid.
Thursday, January 24 at 4:30pm
Little Hall, 105 Golden Auditorium