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SHEIK DIEYE, SUFI TEACHER AND A MEMBER OF THE SENEGALESE CABINET, WILL SPEAK AT BARD COLLEGE Topic of September 7th talk is "Politics, Religion, and Human Rights in the Third Millennium

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-Sheik Dieye of Senegal, a prominent Sufi teacher and an internationally recognized human rights advocate, will speak on "Politics, Religion, and Human Rights in the Third Millennium," on Friday, September 7, at 3:00 p.m., in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building. The talk, free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Religion Program, African and African Diaspora Studies, Political Studies Programs, and the Muslim Students Organization at Bard.

A popular member of the Senegalese cabinet, Sheik Dieye is internationally respected for his stance on human rights and his insistence on importance of spiritual values in shaping a third millennium marked by peace and multicultural awareness. Last year he joined other international religious leaders in addressing the United Nations as a key member of the Millennium World Peace Summit, which drew international attention to the works of spiritual leaders.

The foundation of Sheik Dieye's political platform is his commitment to Islam. Sheik Dieye is the successor of Sheik Ahmadu Bamba in the Muridiyya Order of Sufism and is internationally regarded for his profound wisdom, unfaltering love, and infectious joy.

For further information about the talk, call 845-758-6822 or e-mail

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This event was last updated on 08-30-2001