"ISLAM, THE MEDIA, AND HUMAN RIGHTS" TO BE THE TOPIC OF A PANEL DISCUSSIONWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, AT BARD COLLEGE
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—A panel discussion on the topic of "Islam, the Media, and Human Rights" will take place at Bard College on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. The program, cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Muslim Students Organization, will be held in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center on the Bard College Campus and is free and open to the public.
Panelists include Jonathan Brockopp, assistant professor of religion and director of the religion program at Bard, as well as national cochair of the Section for the Study of Islam, American Academy of Religion; Thomas Keenan, director of the Human Rights Project at Bard and associate professor of comparative literature; and Salahuddin Muhammad, the Muslim chaplain at Bard.
The panelists will discuss the recent, tragic events of September 11 and their effects on the American Muslim community. "The overwhelming majority of our Muslim neighbors are peace-loving human beings who share the shock and despair of all Americans," Brockopp notes. "They know that terrorist acts in the name of Islam are a perversion of their most sacred beliefs."
For further information, call 845-758-6822.
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