Getting to Know Islam through its People and Films - Part 3 – Out of Cordoba

islam35-part series in February and March 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level In this day and age of information (& misinformation) overload, we bring you directly to the source to learn more about your Muslim neighbors and their beliefs. During this series, you will view a film about one aspect of Islam and will then have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel. This 80 min documentary is about Jews and Muslims struggling for social justice and against the hijacking of their religions by extremists. Inspired by two medieval ‘wise men of Cordoba’ — one Muslim, the other a Jew — these contemporary people of faith are promoting the values of democracy and tolerance on the frontlines of the violent clashes that are defining our century. The documentary follows the film’s director as he undertakes a journey around the Mediterranean world after the attacks of 9/11, visiting people who are utilizing their religious traditions to counter the propositions that there is an inevitable ‘clash of civilizations’ between the West and the Muslim world, an incompatibility between Islam and democracy, and an unsolvable conflict between Muslims and Jews. The producer, Jacob Bender, will be on hand for Q & A following the film. This film is not rated. No registration necessary.

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