The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace Fall Lecture
Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College
Muslims and the Holocaust: Reconciliation and Hope
Tuesday October 24th
Special Events Room, 6th Floor, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park
In the world of terrorism and extremism, the image of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim relations has been portrayed as volatile and irreconcilable. However, the many positive and lost stories of reconciliation, rescue, and religious roots have been buried by extremist agendas and media. How is the Holocaust connected to Muslims? Why is this significant in creating a bridge of understanding between Jews and Muslims? How can we acknowledge one another’s narratives of suffering at different times in history?
Dr. Afridi will shed light on these aspects at a challenging time for religious dialogue and healing. She will discuss the common and shared biblical stories of Jews, Christians, and Muslims; how these relate to the stories of rescue during the Holocaust; and innovative interfaith projects that have brought these traditions together.
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