Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shari'a Beyond the Headlines

"Shari'a Beyond the Headlines" is the topic for a workshop presented by The Cen­ter for Inter­faith Coop­er­a­tion, Indiana University School of Lib­eral Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and the Mus­lim Alliance of Indiana.

The workshop, free and open to the public, takes place at the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indi­anapo­lis, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 14 June. For more information and to register, go online.

Over a dozen states have con­sid­ered or are con­sid­er­ing anti-shari’a leg­is­la­tion. What’s all the fuss about? And what is shari’a any­way?

The work­shop is an intro­duc­tion to the shari'a con­tro­versy in the United States. Join local schol­ars, legal experts, and Jew­ish, Chris­t­ian, and Mus­lim com­mu­nity mem­bers for a work­shop on the shari’a, its mean­ing to Mus­lim Hoosiers, and the larger role of reli­gious law in American society.

Fund­ing for this activ­ity was pro­vided by the Coun­cil of Amer­i­can Over­seas Research Cen­ters through a grant from Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion of New York.

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