Center for the Advancement of the Humanities to co-host interfaith dialogue on social justice Aug. 5

Aug. 4, 2021

Dr. Irfan OmarMILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities, Center for Peacemaking, and Center for Urban Research Teaching and Outreach will co-host “The Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Strengthening Social Justice Movements” on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The event will also be streamed live without registration, while registration to attend the program is available online.

Humanities experts, religious leaders, and community members will highlight the transformative teachings and practices within Islam and Christianity while deepening the community’s understanding of how to examine and use faith and knowledge to promote the common good.

Dr. Irfan Omar, associate professor of Islamic and interfaith studies, will be among the speakers and will be joined by community leaders Pardeep Kaleka, executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee; Janan Najeeb, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition; Rhonda Hill, director and co-founder of Race and Faith; and Kaitlyn Daly, co-editor of Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee.

This event is funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

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Kevin Conway

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