Islam 101: Sunday, October 1, 9:45AM, Church Parlor
In conjunction with World Communion Sunday’s emphasis on the Middle East and remembering Christianity’s shared homeland with our fellow Children of Abraham (Muslims and Jews), Theology 101 will explore the basics of Islam.
We welcome Rose Deighton, a PhD Student at Emory University, specializing in Islamic Studies. Rose is a Phd Student at Emory University specializing in Islamic Studies. Rose holds a B.A. in World Religions and History from Carleton University (Canada) and an M.A. in Religion and Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto (Canada). Rose’s research focuses on Islamic conceptions of wisdom, Medieval Arabic literature, Quran and Islamic scriptural traditions, Islamic spirituality and mysticism, as well as contemporary topics such as women and gender in Islam. Rose is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Religion page, where she has written about interfaith dialogue, Islamophobia, the cultivation of spiritual knowledge, among other topics. Rose seeks to increase public awareness and knowledge about the world religions, including and especially Islam. This goal is rooted in a strong belief that by understanding one another and taking effort to be familiar with our local and global neighbors, we can create a more cohesive and peaceful world.
We look forward to Rose leading this enriching class for adults and youth.