Nonfiction: Muslim Millennials on the Future of Islam, 10/17

Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture will be hosting a forum entitled My Generation: Muslim Millennials on the Future of Islam.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6-8pm
Where: Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street, Pope Auditorium
*Free and Open to the Public, RSVP: CRCevent@fordham.edu, (212) 636-7347

Muslim millennials are often depicted either as radicalized promoters of Islamic global dominion or champions of democracy. But what do these two competing images tell us about the roughly 450 million young Muslims in the world today? And what, if anything, about the future of Islam?

This forum gathers the voices and stories of a new Muslim generation and asks them to define their vision of Islam in the twenty-first century.

Featuring:

Reza Aslan, author, No God but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam and Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization

Musa Syeed, screenwriter and director, Valley of Saints and A Son’s Sacrifice

Khalid Latif, chaplain, New York University

Linda Sarsour, director, Arab American Association of New York

Nadia Roumani, director, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

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