Middle East studies in the News
Islamic Cultural Center Hosts Ramadan Events [incl. John Esposito]
by Ron Orozco
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is providing special events during Ramadan, the 29-day period of daily sunrise-to-sunset fasting for Muslims. Ramadan started Wednesday.
The Islamic center's events began Friday with a break-the-fast gathering. The Rev. Natalie Chamberlain of United Christian Church in west-central Fresno and KFSN (Channel 30.1) also received 2013 Spirit of Abraham awards.
The events continue with a lecture/dinner fundraiser on Friday at the center.
John Esposito, professor of religion and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University and director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the university, is the speaker. The event's theme — "Being Muslim in America" — examines the success and challenges of promoting peace.
Esposito was booked as speaker of the 2010 Interfaith Scholar Weekend in Fresno, but he had scheduling conflicts and bowed out.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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