OMAHA - At a time when terrorism is affecting all corners of the globe, many aspects of the Muslim community are still shrouded in mystery.
In order to address these questions and concerns, Sustained Dialogue is bringing a world-famous Shai cleric, Sayyid M. B. Kashmiri, to campus to not only discuss the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims, but the origins behind today's Islamic extremism and the terrorist acts it has given birth to.
Kashimiri's visit will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center's Nebraska Room on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The visit is sponsored by Sustained Dialogue, a program created at UNO to transform relationships and design change on campus and in the community. Sustained Dialogue helps those who attend its events to understand the different perspectives of individuals they otherwise would not meet. Engaging in such important conversations not only enables them to interact comfortably with all kinds of people, but also helps build relationships across campus, cultural and community divides.
For more information on Sustained Dialogue, please visit their MavSYNC page.
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