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Jerusha T. Lamptey to discuss “Islamophobia: Headlines, Hate, and Hope," April 3, 2017

Muslima theologian, scholar, and public educator Jerusha T. Lamptey will explore Islamophobia in her talk, “Islamophobia: Headlines, Hate, and Hope,” on Monday, April 3, 6:00pm, in the Villard Room of Main Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Lamptey is Assistant Professor of Islam and Ministry and Director of the Islam, Social Justice and Interreligious Engagement Program at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Her work and writing focus on Islamic feminism, inter-religious engagement, religious pluralism, and social justice. She is author of Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism, which re-interprets the Qur’anic discourse on religious ‘otherness’ and diversity. She is currently working on a new book (tentatively titled Divine Words, Female Voices), which explores the possibilities of comparative feminist theology. 

Sponsored by the Campus Life/Religious & Spiritual Life Office, the Vassar Muslim Student Union, the Religion Department, the Campus Life/ALANA Center, and the Dialogue and Engagement Across Differences Fund.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 21, 2017