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Living Questions: Imagining Justice in Baltimore, An Islamic Perspective

Apr 25, 2016

Professor Najeeba Syeed
Credit PHOTO: Claremont School of Theology

Time now for another installment in our monthly series, Living Questions, in which we examine the role of religion in the public sphere.  We’re producing this series in partnership with the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies.

In February of this year, the ICJS inaugurated a three-part lecture series called Imagining Justice in Baltimore, in which a Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholar each address how his or her religious tradition understands the notion of justice -- and how that applies to our community.  

Tom's guest this morning is the third and final speaker in this series, who will address this topic from the Muslim perspective.  Najeeba Syeed is Assistant Professor of Interreligious Education at the Claremont School of Theology, in Claremont, California.

Professor Syeed is recognized internationally as a leader in peace-building.  She has done award-winning work in southern California reducing violence in the schools there and in mediating interracial gang conflicts.   Her international conflict-mediation efforts include work with Israelis and Palestinians, as well as work in Guam, Afghanistan, India, and elsewhere.  Professor Syeed joins us from the studios of KPCC radio in Pasadena, California.

Professor Syeed will be speaking on Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum at 830 Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.  The event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please use Eventbrite or email your RSVP to info@icjs.org

Audio for this segment will be available by noon today.