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The Quest for Meaning: Pluralism & Islam in the West

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Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 innovators of the 21st century, Professor Ramadan is a prominent and internationally respected intellectual scholar of Islam who has also been a lightning rod for controversy (he was barred for six years from entering the US).  Known in many circles as the “Muslim Martin Luther,” Ramadan is a reformer with an urgent message: our very survival depends upon our ability to build a harmonious, respectful global community – otherwise we will be on a path toward a world where, “Fear, doubt and distrust [will colonize] our hearts and minds.” 

Cosponsored with Muslim Educational Trust, Institute for Christian Muslim Understanding, Lewis & Clark College, Bilal Masjid Association, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and Grace Institute, and Portland State University, with additional support from Ecumenical Ministries and The First Unitarian Church.


Sunday, April 15, reception begins at 2 p.m., lecture at 3 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 1034 SW 13th Ave., Portland
$10 General; $20 with Reception (2 p.m.); $5 students