Friends for a Non-Violent World would like to invite you to a timely and exciting conference: Ways of Peace II: Nonviolence in the Islamic Traditions, on April 9, 2011, 9:30am – 6:30pm at the University of St Thomas, OEC Auditorium, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul.
The current demonstrations in the Middle East point to an exciting trend: People in Muslim-majority countries peacefully seeking less-oppressive societies. As Afra Jalabi, Canadian scholar, activist and conference speaker, said of the demonstrations, “A nonviolent giant is waking up the world over…”
We have lined up a diverse group of experts from Minnesota, Turkey, Canada and the U.S. The conference will mark the regional premier of Badshah Khan: The Frontier Gandhi, a new film about this little-known Islamic leader, who assembled 100,000 Muslims in pre-partition India to work in the nonviolent movement for independence from Britain.
Speakers include: Congressman Keith Ellison; Mel Duncan; Afra Jalabi; Yahya M. Michot; Adil Ozdemir; Dr. Fatma Reda; Kathleen McKay; Abdisalam Adam; and T.C. (Teri) McLuhan.
The conference is being offered jointly by FNVW, the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at University of St. Thomas, and its Justice and Peace Studies Department. Admission is $15, $10 students. More information and registration is available on line at www.fnvw.org, or by calling the office at 651/917-0383.