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Freedom, religion and racism in Jewish-Muslim encounters

201601E&D winter_300.jpgIssues of anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and America occupy a persistent place in politics and conversations. From the Charlie Hebdo murders in France to the backlash against Syrian refugees and the perennial conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, there is no shortage of global discussion on religious freedom and Jewish-Muslim relations.

In this lecture, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, discusses how the state of religious freedom in Europe is affecting the lives of Jews and Muslims today, and argues that the ideal — and perhaps only — venue for a Jewish-Muslim dialogue is here in the United States.

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall, Room 120 
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105 (directions and parking)
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.

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For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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